The health sciences program has been housed at the STEM-H Academy at Greenfield Education and Training Center (GETC) since it opened in the fall of 2013 with engineering, technology and health science courses.
The engineering/mechatronics and technology programs moved to Botetourt Technical Education Center (BTEC) this past school year. That’s provided other collaborative learning opportunities for those students and students in other programs at BTEC.
The same is expected with the health sciences move that will allow collaboration with the agriculture sciences already offered at LBHS.
The funds being used to renovate the space at LBHS will also cover moving the lab equipment from GETC to LBHS.
School Superintendent John Busher told the School Board the administration hopes to have the lab and classroom ready at LBHS by the start of school, but it is a tight time window to do that. E&S Construction was awarded the contract to do the renovation.
Should school open before the move is complete, health sciences students will continue to use the GETC classroom and lab until renovations are complete. He said he believes the lab can be moved over a weekend…