The newest elementary school in FCPS, at 4801 Athens Boonesboro Rd., is planned to open in the fall of 2019 with a capacity of 750 students. The new school will pull students from Garrett Morgan, Athens-Chilesburg, and possibly Squires Elementary. The goals are to rezone 550 to 600 students, accommodate all elementary students within a mile of the school, implement a grandfathering plan to accommodate rising fifth-graders, and address anticipated growth on the East/Southeast side of Lexington.

The new school is planned to be 1 story and 80,000 square feet featuring two academic wings connected by gymnasium, cafeteria, media center, administration.

Committee’s schedule, with tentative dates and topics

  • June 5 | Introduction of the process | Minutes
  • June 12 | Davis Demographics presentation | Handouts | Minutes
  • June 19 | Davis Demographics presentation of scenarios, with Q&A | Handouts | Minutes
  • July 10 | Davis Demographics presentation of scenarios, with Q&A; 4 p.m. in Norsworthy Auditorium at central office, 701 E. Main St.
  • July 24 | Community forum
  • Aug. 13 | Proposal to the school board
  • Aug. 27 | Presentation at the school board’s action meeting

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