New Columbia Elementary School Narrowing Down Location

9 years 7 months 1 week ago Tuesday, October 26 2010 Oct 26, 2010 Tuesday, October 26, 2010 10:41:31 PM CDT October 26, 2010 in News
COLUMBIA-  A committee met Tuesday afternoon to discuss possible locations for Columbia's new elementary school.  There are four possible locations and one that hasn't been released yet. 

The school district is planning to build the new school to get kids out of classroom trailers.  At all of the Columbia elementary schools, there are approximately 150 classroom trailers. 

All four locations are east of Highway 63.  Two locations are near Route WW.  One is north of East St. Charles Road, and one is east of East New Haven Road.

The committee is looking at these locations, but is also considering expanding a current elementary school.  Those include Derby Ridge Elementary and Rock Bridge Elementary.

The committee wants to have a location recommendation to the board by May.  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.

The district hired RSP, a demographic firm, to look at data across the district for growth trends and demographic information.  This will help redistrict both the new high school and elementary school.


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