Renovation of Brookside Elementary School, which was started in the spring after the school year ended, is now about half way through.
"It's right on schedule, and it will be completed by the next school year," said Young.
The school is 30 years old and has never been renovated.
"The renovation is so comprehensive I think it will feel like a brand new school," said Young.
She said that the project will involve every space within the original building, and it will also include a kitchen expansion, parking lot improvement and the addition of a new gymnasium.
"I'm really excited about these improvements for Brookside students and families," said Young.
The north side of the building is being renovated now, and students use the south side. After Christmas, they will be moved to the north side, and the construction work will be concentrated on the other part of the building. The forth and fifth graders, who have been housed at East Jessamine Middle School, will continue going there until the end of this school year.
The Jessamine County School District's Career and Technology Center is 15 percent completed and also is on schedule.
Pete Royse, construction consultant for the district, said that structurally the building is completed.
"Now, we are going to fill it with interior walls, door and window frames, and the roof component will go on after that," he said.
The building is being erected next to East Jessamine Middle School, just behind the school district's central office. It will include two pre-engineering labs, an agribiotechnology lab, a place with medical-type beds for elder-care and health care students, and a variety of other classrooms. The center is scheduled to open its doors to students in the fall of next year.
"We feel good about the progress of each of these additions, and we're looking forward to the time when they're all completed," said Royse.