Gov. Ernie Fletcher plans to move forward on a study evaluating school buildings.
...Senate President Pro Tem Katie Stine, a Fletcher supporter, said the study is mandated by legislation passed earlier this year. Once the assessment of every district is completed by the state, the Legislature can begin to take on the construction problems and implement recommendations of a task force studying facilities, she said.
Those recommendations include giving schools more flexibility in spending money on major renovations and allowing districts to spend long-term construction money on short-term need
"If you can encourage ongoing maintenance, buildings are less likely to fall into disrepair, and we get more life out of the buildings," Stine said.
Flexibility is good but there is no mention of new money at the end of the plan.
Campbell County needs about $60 million because of new growth; Fort Thomas schools are aging and need drastic updating; Boone County is growing like a weed; At last count, Fayette County was approaching $200 million in needed facilities and repairs.
This from the Cincinnati Enquirer.