Plans Moving Forward for New Sheldon Clark HS

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

INEZ, Ky. (WSAZ) -- School officials in Martin County are moving forward with plans to build a new high school.

Wednesday and Thursday, school board members listened to six architects makes their cases r why they should be chosen to design the new Sheldon Clark High School.

"We're going to have a school campus that's second to none in the state of Kentucky," superintendent Steve Meadows said. "It's a good time to buy stock in Martin County."

School officials want to spend at least $32 million on the facility. That money comes from revenues from a local tax as well as funding set aside by the state legislature.

Last year SCHS was closed due to safety concerns from nearby construction blasting. Students and teachers are currently at the old Inez Middle School.

"It's so small here and people sometimes run into me in the hallways. We won't have that any more," SCHS freshman Hope Lafferty said.

Construction should be completed by summer 2016.

"It's very exciting for our kids and very exciting for our teachers and our staff," SCHS principal Robbie Fletcher said. "It's just a phenomenal opportunity for the people of Martin County."

Three pieces of land have been identified by school administrators as possible sites for the new school, but they have not released the locations.

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