Journal-Times (Grayson, KY)

Local News

May 29, 2013

New Carter schools almost ready

May 29, 2013 — The long-awaited Tygart Creek Elementary School is just weeks from completion and progress on another new school in Carter City is not far behind, construction officials said Friday.

Landscaping and a couple of lobby display cabinets are all that remains to be done at Tygart Creek, construction superintendent Ronnie Combs said.

Workers should be able to wrap those jobs up in two to three weeks, he said.

Furniture has been delivered to the school and is ready for teachers to arrange when they come to set up their classrooms.

Carter Elementary is approaching substantial completion, said Packs, Inc. official Josh Shuster. Some floor tiles have yet to be installed, workers will do a final cleaning and test alarm systems around mid-June. Furniture is on order, and the grounds will be landscaped.

Both schools will be open when school starts this fall.

Roofers late last year solved a problem that had held up work at Tygart Creek, where metal panels had buckled and deformed, district business manager Andy Lyons said. They fixed the problem by installing reinforcing rods to hold the panels straight.

The Tygart Creek site also had been plagued by drainage issues, but any remaining drainage problems should be solved once the grounds are landscaped, Lyons said.

The new schools are technologically advanced and essential tools for preparing children for 21st century careers, said Tygart Creek principal Shawn Justice. “It’s a remarkable resource for this community. They’ve waited a long time to get it,” she said.

Justice said she hopes others will be as impressed as she is with the $14 million school. “I still wander through sometimes and think, this is amazing,” she said.

The Carter school cost $10.4 million and replaced a Depression-era school. It has the capacity for some 300 students. The old school’s most recent enrollment was about 189 children.

Both schools have state-of-the-art libraries and gymnasiums.

Carter County also recently completed major renovations at Olive Hill Elementary, which received a new roof, windows, heating and air conditioning. That project cost $3 million.

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