Opening of new Muhlenberg Co. elementary to be delayed | News
MUHLENBERG CO., KY (WFIE)- In Muhlenberg County, construction on the new Bremen Elementary School is behind schedule. This week, contractors told the board the new building won't be ready for the start of the school year in a couple weeks.
Students are going to have to wait a little longer to check out the new Bremen Elementary School when they arrive for their first day on August 8th.
"We don't want to rush things and move in too quickly before there's any safety issues, make sure it's all completed so we'll make do with this and just move on," said Muhlenberg Co. Schools Superintendent Dale Todd.
Todd says the classrooms will likely be finished in time, but areas including the library, gym, and the kitchen won't be ready.
"Because of those other very important entities the school would not be done, that's really the reason for the delay," noted Todd.
As crews continue to work, school officials are excited as they start to see the shape of the school taking form. They say it's going to have a different design compared to the old building.
"It's like schools within schools," said Todd. "For example, 1st grade will have four classrooms off to the side where teachers can interchange students and move students around within that group of four teachers."
"There are cubicles inside the classrooms, the kids don't have to be outside in the hall a lot, not a lot of movement, there are water fountains inside the classrooms, there are bathrooms in the pods, so it's going to be a calmer, quieter learning environment for the kids," said Bremen Elementary Robby Davis.
Davis says once completed, it's going to be an ideal learning environment for the kids.
"The community's excited, the teachers, the kids, we're all excited. Obviously we're a little disappointed that we're not starting here but we knew that was a possibility," said Davis.
School officials hope to move into the new building by Fall break.
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