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New school under construction in Lanier County

By Alicia Eakin - bio | email

August 11, 2008

LAKELAND, GA (WALB) - School administrators in Lanier County have broken ground on the first school to be built in the county in 30 years.

Work has begun on a new elementary school.

The 71,000 square foot, two-story facility will house grades three to five.

Pre-K through second grade will remain at the current elementary school.

The present elementary school has 800 students; it was designed for only 600.

The new facility will ease the overcrowding.

"The new school will allow us to break the grade levels down, and we'll have students out of portables and into a much nicer facility," says Lanier County Superintendent Keith Humphrey.

The $12 million dollar, E-SPLOST-funded project is slated for completion in November of 2009. Classes will begin there in January of 2010.

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