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Rendering of planned Great Crossing High School in Scott County Ky Sherman Carter Barnhart Architects
<p>Rendering of planned Great Crossing High School in Scott County, Ky.</p>

Kentucky district may have to delay opening of second high school

After Scott County school board declines to approve plans, district may not have enough time to open high school by August 2017

The opening of a second high school in the Scott County (Ky.) district, planned for August 2017, is likely to be delayed after the school board voted not to approve the site preparation package for the construction project.

WKYT-TV reports that the site preparation and other plans for Great Crossing High School were rejected in two separate 3-2 votes.

Because of a deadline to award bids for the site prep package, the school board needed to approve the plans at Thursday's meeting in order for the school to open as originally scheduled in August 2017, the architect says.

Prior to the votes, several residents urged the board not to wait to move forward with the plans.

The first phase of Great Crossing High School, with classroom space for 700 high school students, was scheduled to open for the 2017-2018 school year, with two other construction phases to follow.

Despite the vote, board chairman Haley Conway says that the county's second high school still will be built to help alleviate crowding at Scott County High School.

The members who opposed the plans had expressed concerns last week after a committee reported that when Great Crossing opens, it probably would not be able to field sports teams or offer other extracurricular activities because of a lack of facilities.

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