Governor Steve Beshear is scheduled to be in Owensboro Wednesday morning for the ribbon cutting ceremony for the Owensboro Innovation Academy on Allen Street. Local and state legislators, Chamber of Commerce staff and members of the Owensboro Public Schools Board of Education will also be on hand. OIA is being touted as the first New Tech School in Kentucky. OIA is a small stand-alone high school that uses project-based learning with a technical, STEM and entrepreneurial curriculum. The school is affiliated with the national New Tech Network, a nationwide consortium of 134 schools in 34 states. The school, part of Kentucky’s nationally recognized Districts of Innovation program, is a partnership between Owensboro Public Schools and Daviess County Public Schools in its inaugural school year with a newly admitted freshman class of 80 students. The Innovation Academy is located in the Centre for Business and Research, which incubates technology-based companies that are all clients of the Kentucky Innovation Network.