List Of Locations For New Elementary School Lengthens

7 years 6 months 10 hours ago Thursday, November 18 2010 Nov 18, 2010 Thursday, November 18, 2010 10:16:19 PM CST November 18, 2010 in News
COLUMBIA - There are now six possible sites for Columbia's new elementary school. Two more locations up for consideration have been released since the site selection committee met Tuesday afternoon. The two new locations are on the East side of town, along with the others. The Rhodes-Payne property is a 55-acre site and is located on the corner of Rolling Hills and E. New Haven. The other property is the Jacobs Family Trust property totaling 60 acres. This land is located off Highway WW near the Old Hawthorne golf course. The other four locations include: Dr. Jerry Caulder Property, 200 acres off Highway WW Callaway Bank Property, 24 acres off Highway WW St. Charles Road Property, north of the new high school Turner Vemer Property, off of Rangeline Road CPS Community Relations Coordinator Michelle Baumstark said the search is ongoing and it will take several months before the committee chooses a location. She said the group is also waiting on demographic information to come in that will provide them with growth trends. Along with the six sites, the committee is also considering expanding a current elementary school like Derby Ridge and Rock Bridge Elementary schools. The school district is planning to build the new school to get kids out of classroom trailers. There are approximately 150 classroom trailers at all of the Columbia elementary schools. The projected month to start construction on the school is November of 2012. The new school is set to open August of 2014. None of these dates are definite.

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