Work begins on new Boyle County Middle School
Construction crews have begun clearing land for the new Boyle County Middle School, slated to open in time for the 2019-20 school year.
The official groundbreaking for the 122,000-square-foot facility was in January, but more activity has been seen this week. The new school will sit in a field formerly owned by Centre College, just before the entrance to Millennium Park and behind Centenary United Methodist Church. It adjoins the property owned by the district.
The new school is expected to cost more than $30 million, and will include a gym that can seat 900 and an auditorium that seats 500, with an orchestra pit and fly loft for large productions.
The current Boyle County Middle School will be renovated to serve as Woodlawn Elementary School; the current Woodlawn Elementary School will be renovated to serve as the district’s alternative school and central office.
Clotfelter/Samokar, an architectural firm, has been hired to design the project and Branscum-W. Rogers has been hired as the construction company on the project.