New Cumberland Trace Elementary gets a strong foundation

BOWLING GREEN Ky.-The walls are up on the New Cumberland Trace Elementary School in Warren County, and they’re some of the sturdiest money can buy.

The walls are called insulated concrete forms. They’re concrete walls put in between two layers of material.

The walls can withstand 250 mile per hour winds. For comparison, a hurricane reaches category five status at 157 mile per hour winds.

As of now, the insulated concrete forms are being placed in what will be the educational wing of the New Cumberland Trace.

Schools officials are saying it’s worth every penny putting the students and staff in a safe learning and teaching environment.

 “It’s one of those additional variables that we have in place that  is an additional safety measure to keep our kiddos along with our staff safe, happy, and in a really good environment for teaching and learning,” said Warren County Schools Chief Financial Officer Chris McIntyre.

The estimated completion on the new $22 million building is fall 2021.