LIBERTY - Site selection for a new $6.5 million elementary school in eastern Casey County has been approved by the state Department of Education, the geotechnical investigation on the school site has been completed, and the next step is design development.
The construction time was extended from 13 months to 17 months, and the building will not be ready for use until the spring of 2006.
Larry Schwering, architect for Lucas/Schwering Architects in Lexington, told the Casey County Board of Education Monday that all of the items on the "dream sheet" from school personnel and parents were addressed and the next level is to focus on each space.
He said the schematic design will be sent to the state Department of Education for review.
Chris Howard, a landscape architect with John Carman Associates, described the grounds around the proposed school that will replace Middleburg and Garrett elementary schools. Two separate entrances are planned; one for buses and the other for vehicle traffic. Loading and parking for buses will be in back of the school, and parents can drop off students in the front area near a 85-space parking lot.