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Concerns rising over Spottsville Elementary School

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The Henderson County School Board is trying to figure out what to do with Spottsville Elementary. The district says the 15-year-old school is aging quicker than most. 

A few months ago, we reported about mold issues the school had and how it made some kids sick. We're now finding out the school is sitting on a flood plain, which has caused its own fair share of problems.

Now, the Henderson School Board is trying to figure out what to do about it. 

RBS Design Group from Owensboro came to Monday night's board meeting, giving the school district one of two options. 

The first, an $8.5 million renovation that would replace inside walls or a $10 million project to build a new school. 

Walt Spencer, who is the Director of Finance, says that may be the better option. 

"With the whole area being in a flood plain area, it just we'd hate to spend $8.5 million and turn around and have another water problem. With a renovation, there's not guarantee that wouldn't happen," Spencer says.

Spencer also says there are similar plans for other schools. He wouldn't say what exactly. As for Spottsville, the district is proceeding at getting cost estimates for the two plans.

We'll find out at the next board meeting what the district will do.

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