Fayette County School Board Buys Land For New School
The new school, which will be built to accommodate roughly 650-students, is expected to open in the fall of 2015.
The land is on Deer Haven Lane, east of I-75.
Seller Marion C. Clark agreed to accept less than the $1.2 million appraisal price for the property, making the difference in value a donation.
The district had been in negotiation for the land for more than a year.
The remainder of the Deer Haven Lane parcel has been divided into a residential subdivision with infrastructure to be in place at the time of closing.
A Local Planning Committee made up of community members, parents and school district employees has been selected and will shortly begin the work of developing a new facility plan to guide future construction for the district.
Given current population and construction trends, it’s expected the group will recommend at least two new elementary schools, a new middle school and a new high school.
The school district said one of those two elementary schools may be needed in addition to the new facility on Deer Haven Lane to address the housing construction in that part of Fayette County.