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New Mitchell Co. Elementary to open in August

By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  A new Mitchell County Elementary School is getting the final touches before it opens next school year.

A lack of pressure in the school's fire sprinkler system has been fixed and construction is moving forward.

The new North Mitchell County Elementary is state of the art with high-tech classrooms and an energy-efficient design. Sloped ceilings allow for better natural lighting which could cut utility costs by 40-percent, saving tax dollars and creating a better learning environment for students.

"There's no accident that the colors are the way they are. There are studies that show that day lighting and the colors go hand in hand as far as student alertness is concerned," said Beauford Hicks, Mitchell County Schools Superintendent.

In larger spaces such as the media center, cafeteria, and gym, roof monitors and baffles spread sunlight throughout the space so lighting isn't needed. Artwork on the walls is also centered around the success of students. The new school will open in August.

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