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Dawson to have a new school

Robert Aaron, Terrell County Superintendent Robert Aaron, Terrell County Superintendent
DAWSON, GA (WALB) -

Dawson elementary students can expect to go to a new school as soon as fall of 2014.

Terrell County school board members and principals broke ground today at 201 Greenwave Boulevard.

The 115,000 sq. ft. school will combine Carver Elementary and Lilly Cooper Primary into one building. The nearly $15 Million project has been in the works since voters first approved an education sales in 1995.

Educators said the new state of the art facility will improve Terrell County's educational standards.

"The unique part about the plan is that all of this is done through Department of education funding, the one-percent sales tax, the selling of the bonds," said Robert Aaron, Terrell County Superintendent. "No property tax will be raised for this project or any other facility project."

The new building will have 50 class rooms and will be able to serve 750 students. It should open for the 2014-15 school year.

The board plans to use the Carver Elementary building for its central staff and may sell the Lilly cooper property.

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