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High school construction brings more jobs to Bullitt County

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- When students return to North Bullitt High School, they're likely to see as many construction trucks as school buses.  "It's the Board of Education and the district's desire to make sure every kid in every school in this district has the same chance to get into college," said construction manager Bret Highley.

Highley says the new additions are going up at North Bullitt, East Bullitt, and Central Bullitt High Schools.   "These career centers will get them going in that direction," explained Highley.

The buildings will look the same, though each campus will host different curricula with a technology backdrop in subjects like agriculture science, nursing, and media.  "Flexible is the big thing with this. The classrooms can be geared up for computer classes or home economics, for HVAC class," said Highley.

Huston Barger Masonry Forman Cheryl Berard drives in three hours a day for the job.  "This is going to be the ramp into the new entrance into the school," said Beard. 

"In this day and age, like you said, gotta go where the work is -- and skilled labor is a dying trade," said Berard.

The $18 million in construction is expected to put more than 100 people to work at the three sites.

On Wednesday, about a dozen people were digging for drainage and laying cement.  "I guess the biggest question is how do you keep all of this from being a distraction when kids return in a couple weeks? Reprogramming the kids," said Highley.

He went on to say deliveries and the work schedule are meticulously planned around school instruction.

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