Bullitt County Schools implementing $30 million expansion - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Bullitt County Schools implementing $30 million expansion

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) - It was hard to get to school last winter let alone build one.

English teacher Kathy Abell said, "I kept asking is this building going to be finished on time and everybody keeps saying yes, yes, yes."

Abell taught English around the clanks and bangs at North Bullitt High School. "I have seen it from the ground up and it's amazing how far that building has come," she adds.

Bullitt County is investing nearly $30 million in expansions and renovations at each of its three high schools. New careers centers, computer labs and trade training are all in the works.

North Bullitt and East Bullitt are expected to open at the start of the new school year, but site Superintendent Glenn Benham said snow put the project six weeks behind.

"We're probably 85 percent complete, so we're getting there. Led lights and chandeliers will all be finished and all of that is being installed as we speak. We are an industrial county and a lot of kids don't want college, they want a trade," said Bret Highley, Bullitt Schools Construction Manager.

While each campus looks the same they will host different programs with a technology backdrop in subjects like agriculture, science, nursing, and media. Enrollment is growing in Bullitt County. School leaders opted to expand each high school rather than build a new.

Abell tell us at times some teachers don't even have a room to call their own. She said, "That has been a big issue in the past we have not had enough computer labs so hopefully now with the new addition, we'll have a new computer lab for the regular classes to use."

Abell says August 6 marks more than a new school year in a new place.

They're building new opportunities for children to succeed. "Anything you can offer above and beyond the normal programs I think is a benefit to them," Abell said.

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