Governor Delivers Check To Schools

By: Jeff Allen Email
By: Jeff Allen Email

Imagine elementary school kids having to brave cold weather, rain, snow, you name it these kids had to do it just to get from class to class.

That's exactly what some eastern Kentucky students have to deal with, but not for much longer.

Monday the governor came to town with money for improvements for two schools in the mountains.

Students at Girdler Elementary say they have to brave whatever mother nature might throw at them because many of their classrooms are in trailers away from the main school building.

But the governor paid the school a visit and he brought one big check with him.

"More than three million dollars for renovations right here at Girdler Elementary," Governor Ernie Fletcher said.

The governor also stopped by Bell County High School, where he dropped off over four millions dollars.

The school will use the money to make major building repairs. It's also moving its career and technical school to it's main campus.

Students at Girdler Elementary will be able to move out of outside trailers and learn all under one roof.

Students like the thought of not having to run in and out of the cold anymore.

The money for both schools comes from funds in the state's school facilities construction commission.


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