CHILLICOTHE — The Chillicothe City Schools will conduct a groundbreaking ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday for the district’s two new grade-banded elementary schools.
Both new buildings will be celebrated in a single ceremony at 345 Arch St., where the 121,495-square-foot structure that will house grades 3 through 6 will be constructed. The 79,482-square-foot building that will house grades K through 2 will be located at Cherry and Mill streets.
The community is invited to the groundbreaking, which will include representatives from the school district, from the architectural and construction management firms involved and from the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission. The projects are being funded by a combination of a bond issue that passed last November and state funds from the Classroom Facilities Assistance Program administered by the OFCC.
SHP Leading Design has been handling design work on the project and Summit Construction and Resource International is managing the project with work on the sites expected to begin in the spring. The district hopes to have students in the new buildings by the start of the 2018-19 school year.