The Carlisle County (Ky.) district has broken ground on a new elementary school that will replace an aging and inadequate facility.
WPSD-TV reports that the community members have been working for several years to get a new Carlisle County Elementary School in Bardwell, Ky. The existing school not only is in disrepair, but was designed with an open concept that makes it difficult for students to ignore noise and distractions from other classrooms.
The construction project is estimated to cost $11 million. A $7.3 million grant from the state will cover most of the cost; the district will issue bonds to pay for the rest.
Construction is expected to take 18 months. The architect is Sherman Carter Barnhart.
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