Owensboro Public Schools http://wkyufm.org en Former Texas Gas Facility in Owensboro To Become Learning Center http://wkyufm.org/post/former-texas-gas-facility-owensboro-become-learning-center <p>The Owensboro Public School District is planning to turn a shuttered facility into a regional career and technical education center.&nbsp; The district has purchased the former Texas Gas property, which includes a 160,000 square foot building.<br><br>Superintendent Nick Brake says it’s a facility that’s badly needed in Owensboro.<br><br>“We’d like everything to be aligned to the local workforce and economic needs of our community," said Dr. Brake. &nbsp; "We feel like it’s an ideal location for that type of activity because of its central location off the bypass and it’s accessible to all the local high schools.”<br> Tue, 17 Sep 2013 20:56:28 +0000 Emil Moffatt 37181 at http://wkyufm.org Former Texas Gas Facility in Owensboro To Become Learning Center Daviess County Business Leader Named Head of Owensboro Public Schools http://wkyufm.org/post/daviess-county-business-leader-named-head-owensboro-public-schools <p>Owensboro Public Schools didn’t have to go far to find the new chief of its city school system. Nick Brake, president and CEO of the Greater Owensboro Economic Development Corporation, has signed a four-year contract to lead Owensboro Public Schools.</p><p><a href="http://www.messenger-inquirer.com/news/local/article_628eeb58-4781-5858-b6ed-0f46c6fbc4c7.html" target="_blank">The Messenger-Inquirer reports</a> Brake will earn an initial annual salary of $144,000.</p><p>Current Owensboro schools superintendent Larry Vick will serve his last day on the job June 30. Tue, 14 May 2013 13:20:31 +0000 WKU Public Radio News 30871 at http://wkyufm.org