District grows to accommodate increasing student population

BOWLING GREEN Ky.- A growing student population means more room is needed within the Warren County Public Schools, and a new Cumberland Trace Elementary will help address that need.

“Each new school brings a great opportunity for the kids, and a great new learning environment for the students. That’s what we’re always looking forward to bringing the best to our students and to our community,” chief financial officer for the Warren County Schools Chris McIntyre said.

The driving force behind the new school building is growth in the number of students in the district.

The current facility has a student capacity up to about 600 students. The new facility will hold more than 750. A larger building as been needed for years.

“I have numbers dating back 10 plus years. Each year we grow by 200 to 800 kids. This last school year from Dec. 1, 2017 to Dec. 1, 2018, we’re up over 400 students,” McIntyre said.

A finished product will not be ready for quite some time, but when it’s all said and done, McIntyre said he, along with the students and family of the students will have the chance at a fresh, exciting new start.

“It always feels amazing. There’s such energy with a new school, staff is excited, students are elated, families really buy into a new school and are really dedicated to the community and to that new school to make sure it’s successful. It’s truly a wonderful feeling.,” McIntyre said.