CLOSE

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.

Louisville Courier Journal

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