Down to the Wire for Alvaton Elementary

By Amy Bingham | 

The last minute rush is on to complete a brand new Warren County school in time for the start of school.

Construction crews are working overtime to finish Alvaton Elementary by August 2.

Concrete is being poured, furniture is being delivered and teachers are unpacking boxes.

The $11.5 million facility has been under construction for more than a year and a half. It features a large library, computer lab and music and art rooms off the main hallway.

Administrators say setting up classrooms is the number one priority. And teachers are trying not to be intimidated by all there is to do.

Outside the new school, demolition crews have been tearing down the old building, which was built in 1936. The new school is 77,000 square feet, more than twice the size of the old one.

Around 500 students were enrolled at the end of last year, but the new school will accommodate up to 750.