New Alvaton School

According to the Warren County Board of Education, renovations to the county's three middle schools are complete.

The board has also purchased 58 acres at the intersection of Rich Pond Road and U.S. 31W, as the site for a new high school-middle school combination to be built in the next few years.

The district also purchased property in Plano for a new elementary school.

Robert Roger, the construction inspector for Warren County Schools says: "We're gaining about 200 students per year, so that equals a new elementary school every three years."

Students at Alvaton Elementary are also getting a new school.

Dale Brown, the Superintendent, says: "It's going to be state of the art technology. It's going to be a safe aesthetically appealing building."

Even the walls will be state of the art as the school system constructs the new building with insulated concrete forms, or ICFs.

NUDURA, a company that manufactures ICFs says they are more energy efficient, fire resistant, and sound resistant.

The ICFs are a little more expensive than traditional concrete blocks, but the school district says the benefits will pay for themselves.

The school will also be equipped with a geothermal heating system to help with maintenance costs.

The new Alvaton Elementary is expected to be complete by October of 2006. The current school will be torn down.

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