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April 28, 2013

Model’s aging building

RICHMOND — Completed in 1961, Model’s school building on Lancaster Avenue is aging.

EKU is responsible for maintaining the building or constructing a new one if a decision is made to do so.

Part of Model’s funds retained by the county school district are “capital outlay” funds slated for construction projects. Model also does not have a local tax base, which is required to receive state capital funds.

While Harry Moberly was still a state representative, funding for a new Model school building was attached to a house bill, he said, but it never passed the Senate.

“There is an ongoing effort to have Model considered as part of the state’s school-building efforts,” he said.

The General Assembly has special appropriations to help rebuild some of the oldest schools in the state that are in most need of replacement, he said.

In order to construct a new building for Model, state funding as well as private funding would be needed, Moberly said.

“I think there is hope on the horizon that if Model continues to prosper, we’ll be able to figure out a way to build a school there,” he said.

Model is known for high-quality academics and for continually achieving some of the best test scores in the state, Moberly pointed out. 

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