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The Central Hardin High School freshman class may relocate to a satellite campus for the 2024-25 school year. These are the students who are currently enrolled in 8th grade.
Should the Hardin County Board of Education approve a proposal to proceed with Phase II of the construction at CHHS, there is a possibility that students who will be in ninth grade in August 2024 could receive instruction at a different location other than the current CHHS campus.
“This will significantly increase the pace of construction and will be the best move for the long term,” Hardin County Schools Superintendent Teresa Morgan said. “This is a plan we are considering if everything goes according to our construction plan. We understand that placing an entire class on an entirely different campus is not ideal.”
Even though there will be a new library, renovated gymnasium and a new auxiliary gym when Phase I is complete at the end of this academic year, construction will not be complete. Phase II will include remodeling the school’s two floors that run perpendicular to Highway 62. That part of the school currently houses most of the school’s classrooms.
“This construction phase will obviously cause the most noticeable adjustments,” CHHS Principal Tim Isaacs said. “The area with the largest number of classrooms will close during Phase II. For the short term, we’ll have less classroom space. Placing the approximate 400 students at a different site will alleviate a great deal of overcrowding and allow the construction crews to move faster. Obviously, this is not normal. But, when all of this is finished, we will have one of the most dynamic, versatile and opportunistic high schools in Kentucky. I’m excited for the many future generations of CHHS students. They will have an absolutely spectacular building in the not-too-distant future.”
There are two buildings that could most likely host the 2024-25 freshman - the former Lincoln Trail Elementary School building on Bardstown Road in Elizabethtown and the former East Hardin Middle School in Glendale. Should moving those students away from the current CHHS campus become a reality, any building the district uses for this purpose will be fully prepared for students including teachers, administrators, cafeteria staff, technology, etc.
“Many things have to fall into place for this to happen,” Mrs. Morgan said. “There are a lot of unknowns right now as there are with every construction project - no matter the size. We wanted our students, our parents, our staff and our community to know that placing the 2024-25 freshman on a satellite campus is a possibility. Again, this may not happen but it is certainly possible. Student success is a priority for us. It is essential that we plan for all possibilities. CHHS teachers will be at this satellite location providing the same top-quality education, extracurricular activities and opportunities to which students and families are accustomed.”
More details will come as Phase I construction continues and plans for Phase II become more firm.
“Everything is very fluid right now,” Mrs. Morgan added. “We are communicating this now because there are many moving parts. We are always in planning mode. We will share developments when we can and as soon as we can.”
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