LIBERTY - If the state legislature has funds for new school construction, Casey County Board of Education plans to be first in line for money to build a new elementary school in the western portion of the county.
The board decided Thursday to review a consolidation proposal and facilities plan to look at possibly consolidating more elementary schools like it did this year on the Middleburg and Garrett schools on the east side.
Board Chairman Don Sweeney said the county may be in line for $3.5 million for school construction. He said the state Department of Education has suggested the county adjust and amend the consolidation plans to take advantage of the funds. This needs to be done by February and March, he said.
The board wants to first look at what schools need to be consolidated. Besides Liberty Elementary School in town, there are elementary schools on Ky. 49 on the north side of the county and ones in the Argyle and Windsor communities.