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$9.2 million awarded to Lawrence County Schools for expansion

Funding will support renovation and expansion of county’s Local Area Vocational Education Center

LOUISA, Ky. — $9,280,350 was awarded to Lawrence County Schools to support the renovation and expansion of the county’s vocational school.

In the project funding application, school officials say the current Career and Technical Education program is held within a few classrooms in the current county high school. Because of limited space, the course offerings and student enrollment are also limited.

The renovation and building expansion will change that. When finished, there will be new and improved spaces for agricultural education, computer science, coal technology, construction, and carpentry, along with a greenhouse and distance-learning lab.

“This grant will give us the opportunity to enhance the career and technical programs that we currently offer at Lawrence County High School while adding a computer science pathway and a distance learning lab,” said Dr. Robbie Fletcher, Lawrence County Schools superintendent. “We are thankful for these funds that will help us in accomplishing our mission to personalize learning that inspires students to dream, challenges students to persist, and equips students to succeed.”

On Sept. 1, as part of his Better Kentucky Plan, Gov. Beshear awarded Kentucky school districts $75 million to upgrade Local Area Vocational Education Centers. The grants were approved by the Kentucky School Facilities Construction Commission Board. To learn more, see the full release.

Through a bipartisan agreement with legislators, the Governor’s Better Kentucky Plan aims to create 14,500 jobs and will help Kentucky lead into the future. The plan allocates more than $750 million in American Rescue Plan Act funds to build schools, expand access to broadband and deliver clean drinking water and quality sewer systems across the commonwealth.

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