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Renovation of west Louisville’s Academy @ Shawnee has been long overdue, JCPS leaders say

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — By the end of next summer, the third floor of the Academy @ Shawnee should be back open to students and staff at the west Louisville school.

JCPS Superintendent Marty Pollio’s comments at the Academy @ Shawnee

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The expected reopening date ahead of the 2021-22 school year will mark 40 years since the third floor was condemned because of structural issues.

And it will coincide with the completion of a roughly $40 million renovation of the magnet middle and high school that has also featured improvements to Shawnee’s library, auditorium, gym, classrooms, natatorium, hallways and other areas.



a person holding a microphone: Shawnee principal Kym Rice spoke of the work beind done as part of a $40 million dollar renovation of the Academy @ Shawnee during a press conference Thursday morning. Oct. 6, 2020


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Shawnee principal Kym Rice spoke of the work beind done as part of a $40 million dollar renovation of the Academy @ Shawnee during a press conference Thursday morning. Oct. 6, 2020

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During a press conference on Tuesday morning, JCPS Superintendent Marty Pollio talked about the $40 million dollar renovation of the Academy @ Shawnee, while also imploring the community to support the JCPS ballot initiative in November.

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. — By the end of next summer, the third floor of the Academy @ Shawnee should be back open to students and staff at the west Louisville school.

The expected reopening date ahead of the 2021-22 school year will mark 40 years since the third floor was condemned because of structural issues.

And it will coincide with the completion of a roughly $40 million renovation of the magnet middle and high school that has also featured improvements to Shawnee’s library, auditorium, gym, classrooms, natatorium, hallways and other areas.

The looming completion of that work on the school at 4001 Herman St., which dates back to 1929, may seem

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Collier school board makes plan for eCollier Academy, builds on-campus spot at Calusa Park

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The Collier County School District is looking to the future for eCollier Academy only months after launching the virtual learning model during the coronavirus pandemic.

At a school board meeting Tuesday, board members voted unanimously to approve a remodeling project contract for one of Calusa Park Elementary’s buildings to service eCollier Academy staff, students and parents. 

The construction project was already underway prior to board approval because it was “time sensitive,” according to board documents.

The district provided students four school options for this year: on-campus, Classroom Connect, eCollier Academy and home education.

The eCollier Academy allows students to learn with flexibility so school work can start late or early in a day depending on a family’s home situation.

The remodeling of one of Calusa Park’s buildings, which has about five classrooms, and nearby area is costing the district about $830,000. 

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