LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) – Jefferson County Public Schools opened the district’s newest elementary school on Monday.
Students will fill classrooms by Wednesday.
The near completion of the school marks the first school to open of the four different schools currently under construction in the district.
However, this comes years after the Indian Trail Elementary School building reached the end of its life.
Dozens of other schools in the district are also nearing the end of their life.
“I’m frankly embarrassed at times for our facilities,” Superintendent Dr. Marty Pollio said.
Pollio has lobbied for new schools to be built since taking the job permanently.
“Kids with the fewest resources in their homes should have the most resources in their school,” Pollio said. It’s a feeling he often shares.
The new school features some of the latest technology, wide hallways, and geothermal heating and cooling.
Indian Trail Family Resource Coordinator Jasmine Welch said the new school will do more than help children inside the school building.
“If we eliminate hunger, if we eliminate aid for clothing, if we eliminate a child who is hungry, then we can deepen education,” she said. “Because they don’t have to worry about those things when they get home.”
JCPS said more than 30 schools are currently at end of life.
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