Daviess Co., Ky. (WFIE) - The design plans for the new Daviess County Middle School were scheduled to go before the DCPS Board of Education for review at 4:30 p.m. Thursday.
The board was also going to see plans for Apollo High School.
We are told a vote won’t happen Thursday because some minor changes need to be made, but we are still getting a look at the renderings.
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Dirt will soon be turning at the future site right by the Gateway commons in order for it to be open by the 2021 school year.
School officials say the new school will also include storm shelters in each area, which is a new Kentucky school requirement. One thing school officials and parents alike are excited about is the parking and better flow for student pickup.
Other improvements include wider hallways and just a better design overall for the students.
Daviess County school officials unveiled the plans on Tuesday at a school board luncheon. School officials tell me they’ve made sure many voices were heard in the design process.
“We’re getting valuable input," Director of Maintenance and Operations David Shutt explained. " We’ve talked to parent groups at the school level, the site basis being on it. The custodians, our safety professionals- we’ve tried to get as many hands-on this as possible because we have one shot to get it right.”
School officials tell us, if approved, the plans will then go to the Kentucky Department of Education for review and final approval.