OKEECHOBEE — Okeechobee County Schools Superintendent Ken Kenworthy spoke to the Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee on Feb. 24 and discussed the new high school project.
Kenworthy reported that they plan to break ground this fall and hope to open in August of 2024. The $82 million dollar project is progressing and Kenworthy spoke about many questions that he gets from the community.
Those questions include layout, reasons for specific decisions, programs that will stay or be added to the school and the general excitement from the community.
Kenworthy said that this project will be one of the largest special facilities campuses in Florida. The main challenge for Kenworthy and those involved is rising construction costs, resulting in requesting additional funds from the state.