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Report: State is Shutting Down Cordia High School

According to a report from WYMT, the state of Kentucky is shutting down Cordia High School as of February 2, 2018.

Students will be reassigned to other local schools.

Here are details:

LOTTS CREEK, Ky. (WYMT) – Kentucky Education Commissioner Stephen Pruitt says the Cordia school building in Knott County “shall not be occupied by Knott County School District students after February 2, 2018.”

WYMT obtained a copy of the order Thursday afternoon.

Pruitt says new issues continue to be identified regarding the use of the Cordia school building. That includes a leak in the fire sprinkler system.

Pruitt says a health and safety inspection on January 11th also revealed previous issues remain a concern. Those include animal feces in the building, structural cracks and a back-up electric generator not working.

The students at Cordia must be reassigned to other schools or facilities by the Knott County Board of Education and Superintendent Kim King.

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