Two new Scott County public schools are planned to be built on 45 acres near Interstate 75.
The Scott County school board approved a construction project document for the Kentucky Department of Education last week.
The document states that the board intends to buy land on East Main Street Extended for an elementary school fro 600 students from pre-school to fifth-grade.
The land is between McClelland Circle and Interstate 75, according to a parcel map from the Scott County Property Valuation Administrator’s Office.
The document also says that a middle school will be built on that site.
The elementary school is expected to cost slightly less than $22.6 million, according to the project document. It includes $18 million for the school, about $2 million for the property and $2.6 million of other costs. It will be paid for through bonds.
The approval came on the same day that Scott County officials broke ground on Great Crossing High School, Scott County’s second high school, scheduled to open in August 2019.
The school board approved a property tax increase earlier this year to help pay for the high school. The increase will appear on tax bills this fall. Superintendent Kevin Hub has previously said that the tax increase would help pay for a new elementary and a new middle school.