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WAVE 3 News Editorial - December 5, 2013: Norton Commons School

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By Ken Selvaggi - email
WAVE 3 News Vice President and General Manager

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Eight of every 10 school-age children in Jefferson County attend public schools but only a third of the elementary schools in the district are filled to capacity.

Seems counter intuitive then to build another school, but when the land to build one is donated,  the infrastructure is already in place to build it, and the demand for occupancy is there, it makes more sense.

The land is in North Commons in northeastern Louisville and the donation agreement expires next year so there is a bit of urgency to making a decision to move forward.

 The area is growing and will continue to grow with the East End bridge scheduled to open at about the same time the school would open if the project was green-lighted.

If a new school will likely need to be built sometime in the next ten years to best serve this growing area, why not do it now?  There is nothing more valuable than land, and if that is being given, take it.   

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