will feature three levels and is separate from NHS. It will feature a 250-seat auditorium, cosmetology room, early childhood center and outside play area, public safety area for law enforcement, fire and EMS classes, among others.
The NCSS closed on property for elementary school No. 15 back in November. The tract of land is 80.97 acres and is located at the northwest corner of Airport Road and Ga. Highway 142.
The property will also accommodate additional facilities in the future, such as a middle school and a stadium — though these plans are not in the immediate future, they have been laid out in the NCSS building plan.
The property was purchased for $1,133,580, and according to Dr. Dennis Carpenter, Deputy Superintendent for Operations. The money used to purchase the property came from bonds sold in August of 2008.
“The purchase of the property at the northwest corner of the intersection of Airport Road and Ga. Highway 142 is aligned with the SPLOST III Referendum for Schools passed in our county back in September of 2007,” said Carpenter. “The monies used to purchase this property came from the selling of bonds in August of 2008. These bonds are to be paid back with SPLOST III receipts which we will begin receiving in March of 2010.
“This purchase will allow us to move forward with those capital projects outlined in this referendum and in the district’s five year facilities plan. It is also important to note that, per state law, these dollars must be spent on specific capital projects and not daily operations,” he said.
The school will have a similar design to recently opened elementary schools South Salem and Live Oak. According to Carpenter, the plan is to have the school open for students at the start of the 2011-2012 school year.