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