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School district’s facilities plan headed to KDE for review

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By Stevie Lowery

The Marion County Board of Education’s Local Planning Committee (LPC) approved a draft facilities plan Monday evening, Feb. 11, that will now go to the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) for its review. The plan includes building a new elementary school, which would serve both Calvary Elementary and Lebanon Elementary students, at a cost of approximately $13.6 million.
The plan also includes renovations and additions at both Glasscock Elementary and West Marion Elementary.
In addition, the plan also includes $12 million in renovations at Marion County High School, which could begin sooner than later, depending on future decisions by the school board.
After the KDE reviews the plan, a third public forum and LPC meeting will take place (date, time and location to be announced).
Much more will be reported in next week’s edition of The Lebanon Enterprise.

LPC members are:
• Superintendent Taylora Schlosser (non-voting)
• Facilities Director Scott Spalding
• Principals/Assistant Principals - Paula Curtis (vice chair), Sara Brady, Coury Osbourne and Angie Akers
• Teachers - Katrina Lee, Roz Howlett, Will Smith and Joyce Caldwell
• Parents - Melissa Knight, Ashley Wright, Lara Skaggs and Sarah Mattingly
• Central Office representative - Jennifer Wheeler
• Board Member Brad Cox
• Community members - Judy Bickett, Sr. Kay Carlew and George Spragens (chairman)
• Planning and zoning representative - John Thompson