Board of Education General 06 300OWENSBORO, Ky. (9/27/13) - Nick Brake, Superintendent of the Owensboro Public Schools made a presentation to the Board of Education at Thursday night’s meeting concerning the proposal of The Greater Owensboro Career and Technical Center.
 
The new project would implement the Community Campus Program connecting Owensboro High School and surrounding high school students to business, medical, industrial, and technical leaders in the community.
 
“Business and community partners are key,” said Brake.
 
It will also partner with the program Project Lead the Way, already in several OPS schools. The program provides rigorous and innovative Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics to curriculum in middle and high schools, according to its website.
 
The technical and career center will have Science, Technology, and Engineering academies and will also have opportunities for students to work in labs, on construction and welding projects, and be taught business and entrepreneurship lessons.
 
Currently, there are no schools like this in the state of Kentucky, but the board recognized that the state is behind it 100 percent. There will be no GPA requirement for students, and the program will not be income-based. The school will “serve middle of the road students” needing more attention in the classroom, according to Board Chair Nancy Eskridge.
 
The project is still in its first stages and Superintendent Brake isn’t sure about the timeline of the new center, but said it “could be next fall.”
 
The next OPS Board of Education Meeting is scheduled for October 24 at 4:30 p.m.
 
Taylor Riley
SurfKY News

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

In Other News...

Relay for Life Sponsoring Superheroes Pancake Breakfast

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (4/1/15) — Hopkins County Relay for Life is sponsoring a “Superheroes Pancake Breakfast” at 8 a.m.… Read More

Basketball Goals in the Street Place Children at Risk

HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (3/31/15) — The Hopkinsville Police Department has begun receiving calls regarding children playing… Read More

Most Read This Week

March 27, 2015 6103

Three Arrested during Execution of Search…

by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Detention Center
March 25, 2015 5555

Fazoli's, Roses Coming to Madisonville

by Amber Averitt, SurfKY News
March 24, 2015 5263

One Dies, Another Injured in Mortons Gap Traffic…

by Deputy Heath Owens
March 25, 2015 5206

Grand Jury Finds No Criminal Wrongdoing in Bean…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
March 30, 2015 4900

Man Charged with Child Abuse After Allegedly…

by Madisonville Police Department
March 24, 2015 4347

UPDATE: One Injured in Hopkinsville Road Accident

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

March 09, 2015 14251

Multi-Agency Drug Bust Results in $1 Million Meth…

by KSP DESI
March 02, 2015 11707

Madisonville Teen Faces Numerous Drug Charges

by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Detention Center

Stories Trending Today

March 31, 2015 2106

Man Charged for Driving While under Influence of…

by Madisonville Police Department
March 31, 2015 1327

Happenings and Meetings - Hopkins County

by Amber Averitt, SurfKY News
March 31, 2015 1285

Covenant Community Church Hosts Annual…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
March 31, 2015 1005

Hopkins County Misdemeanor Indictments

by Karen McKnight
March 31, 2015 973

Madisonville Police Reports Released - March 31,…

by Madisonville Police Department
March 31, 2015 708

Glema Center April Schedule Features Jo Dee…

by Gary Gates, SurfKY News
March 30, 2015 652

Members from Madisonville Police, Hopkinsville…

by Abbie Darst
March 31, 2015 424

KSP Charges Henderson County Man with Possession…

by Kentucky State Police
March 31, 2015 405

United Way Honors Organizations, Businesses,…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
March 31, 2015 395

Broken Egg Cafe to Open in Owensboro

by Amanda Gualtieri