Demolition work is underway at Main Elementary School to make way for the new school as part of the 2019 education tax approved by voters in November. The estimated $11 million project involves the demolition of the existing school to rebuild a new building to link the current gym and cafeteria to create a unified building.
J&R Construction & Development Inc. is the construction manager at-risk for the project. They were selected during the August board meeting. The new school site application has also been submitted to the Georgia Department of Education. The site has undergone tests and analysis, including water flow tests by the City of Rome Water Department, an environmental site assessment, a risk/hazard analysis, an as-built survey and a geotechnical investigation.
The new school will consolidate students from both Main Elementary and North Heights Elementary. The new building would have approximately 79,505 square feet and accommodate more than 600 students.