HARRODSBURG - The facilities study committee for Mercer County schools will have its hands full when it meets later this year.
The committee will study options for handling growth in enrollment, Assistant Superintendent Mike Barnard said Tuesday evening after the Mercer County Board of Education meeting. "All of the schools are above design limits."
All three Mercer County schools have or will have next year more students than the schools were built to house, and King Middle School has had more growth over the last three years than Mercer County Elementary School and Mercer County High School.
Over the last three years, about 100 more students have enrolled in the middle school. "We've absorbed about all we can," said middle school Principal John Gumm. In addition to the growth in the number of students in the elementary school going on to middle school, there have been other sources of students.