McCracken Schools Release Transfer Info
By WestKyStar Staff
PADUCAH, KY - McCracken County Schools Superintendent Nancy Waldrop says plans are in place to relieve overcrowding issues throughout the district as high school students will prepare to attend class in the new high school.
Waldrop says that, beginning in May of 2013, Heath, Lone Oak, and Reidland high schools will move into the new McCracken County High School. This will include instructional materials, libraries, band instruments, athletic equipment, cafeteria supplies, etc. Moving to the high school is scheduled to begin May 23, pending make-up days. All three schools will complete the move to the new high school no later than June 15.
At the same time, Lone Oak Middle School will begin the move to the Lone Oak High School building. The move should be completed by mid-June.
The Lone Oak Middle School building will become Lone Oak Intermediate School, and by mid-July, the 4-5 grades from Lone Oak and Hendron-Lone Oak elementary schools will move into the Lone Oak Middle School building. The move will eliminate the use of mobile classroom units in the Lone Oak area, saving more than $100,000 annually.
The current K-8 schools in both Reidland and Heath will remain unchanged for the 2013-2014 school year. The Reidland and Heath High School buildings will be cleaned, painted, and any necessary renovations completed during the 2013-2014 school year.
Superintendent Waldrop says the schedule should ensure a smooth transition for all students and faculties in preparation for the 2013-2014 school year. In addition, it saves the district an estimated $300,000 in utility costs, which Waldrop says "more than pays" for moving costs as well as any necessary maintenance and/or renovations to the facilities.