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Woodford County Voters To Decide On Building New High School

Posted at 11:59 PM, May 20, 2018

WOODFORD COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) – Woodford County school leaders are pushing for a new high school and a special election next month will decide if their plans will move forward.

Students parents and teachers all excited about the idea of a new high school.

“I have three kids and i have one that’s a junior in the high school, a second grader and then a two year old. So I’m invested in the community for the long run and having a good facility serves all the children,” said parent Dani Bradley.

Bradley says she’ll be voting for a tax increase in the special election on June 26th that would allow the school board to build a new $46 million high school if it passes. She’s hoping this rally will help to convince others to do the same.

“I can’t think of a better tax to vote for than one that supports every child in Woodford County for a free public education,” said Bradley.

Superintendent Scott Hawkins says the students deserve better. He says the high school now is prone to flooding and has out of date technology.

Of course, not everyone agrees the tax increase is a good idea. LEX 18 spoke to one woman who didn’t want to go on camera but says she worries the money wouldn’t be used responsibly. And several Facebook comments raise the same concerns.

Now voters will decide in just over a month.