Fayette Co., Ky., plans school expansions and renovations

$70 million projects to affect five schools

"We've done this successfully in probably 19 or 20 schools in the past," he said. "We really want to make sure it's done right."

Much of the work will be done next summer, while the building is empty, noted Bernard, the Cassidy PTA president. She said the school system has kept parents informed about what is planned.

"I think they've been up-front with us," she said. "Right now, we're just glad to finally be on the agenda."

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