Carmel Elementary is On the Way
August 19, 2011
Please note: This article was originally published on 8/19/2011. Information and/or dates from past events may be not be relevant for the current school year.
The Clarksville-Montgomery County School System officially broke ground Aug. 19 at the site of Carmel Elementary School, located on the corner of Sango Road and Dixie Bee Roads in eastern Montgomery County.
The 35-acre tract not only will house the 842-student K-5 school, it also will offer a county-maintained park, a Montgomery County Highway Department salt barn, and an area for emergency management to use for the possible future development of an ambulance station that would service residents in eastern Montgomery County. This intergovernmental multiuse of land has been a goal of the School System as the community continues to grow.
As another facet to this story, already this school year, the system has seen an increase of about 589 students compared to last year, bringing the total student population to 30,366. A major rezoning plan proposed for the 2012-13 school year is on the table to help ease overcrowding and maximize capacity, as well as address the new zone lines to incorporate Carmel Elementary School, which will open in August 2012. The public hearing for the proposed zoning plan is Tuesday, Sept. 6 at 5:30 p.m.
School Board members, Montgomery County elected officials, school system administrators, the architect and general contractor for the project participated in the groundbreaking. The site work has been performed and those attending were able to see the innovative construction methods being used to improve energy usage.