Elementary Site Committee Gets to Work
Columbia - an elementary site selection committee met Tuesday to consider possible locations for a new elementary school.
A brand new committee is deciding where to build a new elementary school in Columbia. The plan has been on the agenda since CPS formed a long-range facilities committee. That committee designed the plans for one new high school and two elementary schools.
Alpha Heart Lewis Elementary opened this past fall with a full student body.
Now, the high school is underway, expected to open in 2013. The money for all three of the schools comes from a 120 million dollar bond issue voters passed in April. The committee will spend the next three months reviewing the sites before making a recommendation to Columbia Public Schools Board of Education in May. The new elementary school should open in 2014.
So far, there's no suggestions on any possible names.