Leading Creek Elementary School is not your typical consolidation. The school will take students from Troy Elementary in Gilmer County and Alum Bridge Elementary in Lewis County—about 225 total—and put them in one building. A brand new, $11 million facility that literally straddles the county line.
“The line goes smack dab through the middle of that site so when you put the school there, we’ll put it on both sides. So, you can’t get any better relationship, you can’t get anything better than the school literally sitting in both counties,” Mark Manchin, executive director of the state School Building Authority, told members of the Commission on School District Governance and Administration Tuesday.