While the first day of school is still nearly three weeks away in Davidson County, workers are putting the finishing touches on the brand new, state of the art Cane Ridge Elementary School.
“There's a lot of construction going on. Work is going on day and night, but tremendous progress has been made,” Principal Donna Wilburn said.
Wilburn told Nashville's News 2 there is still a lot of work left to do, but she is confident the 90,000-square-foot, LEED certified building will be complete by August 1.
“We are right on track planning for students. [We are] getting furniture in next week,” she said.
According to Wilburn, the new elementary school will help alleviate potential overcrowding at other nearby schools.
“Schools were at full capacity and in some instances, over capacity, so Cane Ridge will help to relieve that,” she said.
The new school, located on Ashford Trace, will employee 60 teachers and will provide a high quality learning environment for around 700 students.
“The building is a nice perk, but the students and the teachers are the most important. We can't do it without them,” Wilburn said.
An informational meeting is planned for parents and students of the new school on July 23 at 6:30 p.m. at Cane Ridge High School.