LaRue County Schools officials are preparing to start the District Facility Plan process, which charts a course for the district’s construction planning.
“This is a process all school districts go through every four years,” said superintendent Sam Sanders. “Through this process, the Local Planning Committee will assess and prioritize the construction needs throughout the district.”
The plan lays out all projects based on need, not the district’s ability to fund the projects. With low bonding capacity, most of the district’s facility needs are unmet.
To access funds restricted for construction and renovation, projects must be included in the District Facility Plan. Plans from all districts also are used by state agencies to determine needs-based funding.
The Local Planning Committee, a group of 20, will develop the plan. The committee will bring together various teachers, administrators, district personnel, representatives of site-based decision-making councils and parent-teacher organizations, the board of education, local building and zoning and business/community leaders, according to Kentucky Department of Education (KDE).