LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A plan by JCPS to build three new elementary schools and a new middle school is expected to come before the Jefferson County Board of Education later this year.

The district said during a Tuesday work session that the cost for a new middle school is about $30 million. Each elementary school would cost between $15 million and $20 million.

The district released this timeline Tuesday, starting with construction in 2020 on a new middle school in east Louisville and the last construction project ending in 2024. 

JCPS also wants to consolidate its two central office buildings, VanHoose Education Center and the LAM building, into one. Officials say renovating the two buildings could cost more than $50 million.

The plan was approved by the district's local planning committee on Monday, which forwarded the plan for review by the Kentucky Department of Education. After the committee votes on the plan again following that review, it will be sent on to the local school board and the state.

JCPS Chief Operations Officer Mike Raisor said he hoped to have an amended facilities plan approved by this fall.

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