Report: State is Shutting Down Cordia High School

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    Report: State is Shutting Down Cordia High School

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    Education Commissioner: Cordia School Unsafe; Students Must Leave

    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.

    We are in the process of reaching out to school officials and will update this story.

    You can read the entire letter from Commissioner Pruitt to Knott County school officials below.
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    How's that for a transfer situation?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SnottieDrippen View Post
    How's that for a transfer situation?
    I guess technically it's not a transfer...it's a reassignment.

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    Animal Feces in the building? Now I know why this school was so attractive to potential student athletes!

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    Interesting. These are all addressable issues.

    - Sprinkler leaks can be repaired.
    - Structural cracks can be repaired.
    - Back-up generators can be repaired/replaced.
    - Rodent infestations can be remediated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colonels_Wear_Blue View Post
    Interesting. These are all addressable issues.

    - Sprinkler leaks can be repaired.
    - Structural cracks can be repaired.
    - Back-up generators can be repaired/replaced.
    - Rodent infestations can be remediated.
    But administrators and school boards that allow those things can't. They have to be replaced. You can have a great school in a tent. The people are what is important.

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    So, will Cordia's basketball players be immediately eligible to play at their new school, which I assume will be Knott Central siince it's located in the same county. That would certainly make KCC much better.

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    WOW... Put a 7 footer on Knott Central...

    Or will they let Cordia finish the rest of this year? What a weird situation.
    Last edited by Colonels_Wear_Blue; Jan 18, 18 at 04:46 PM. Reason: Rule #13

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trinity alum View Post
    But administrators and school boards that allow those things can't. They have to be replaced. You can have a great school in a tent. The people are what is important.
    I don't disagree with you. But on the other hand, I don't see this being a permanent closure for Cordia.

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    Would the players wanna go to Knott Central or somewhere else? Would KHSAA allow them to play immediately or ineligible?

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    Quote Originally Posted by All State Baseball View Post
    Would the players wanna go to Knott Central or somewhere else? Would KHSAA allow them to play immediately or ineligible?
    Surely they would. I can imagine punishing students/athletes for their school shutting down. The kids didn't do anything wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colonels_Wear_Blue View Post
    I don't disagree with you. But on the other hand, I don't see this being a permanent closure for Cordia.
    The structural damage to the building seems to be the biggest problem to fix, at least the remainder of this school year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by All State Baseball View Post
    Would the players wanna go to Knott Central or somewhere else? Would KHSAA allow them to play immediately or ineligible?
    Just a guess but since Knott County Central and Cordia are in the same public school districts I would assume that the players would only be eligible at Knott County Central. They're closing down a county system and moving their students to the only other county system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Professor View Post
    The structural damage to the building seems to be the biggest problem to fix, at least the remainder of this school year.
    Depending on what it is that we're talking about, yes. There are a WIDE arrange of things that can be called "structural damage" though.

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    Or they just let them continue to play as Cordia the rest of this season.
    Last edited by Colonels_Wear_Blue; Jan 18, 18 at 05:03 PM. Reason: Rule #13

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