Ground Broken on New Wichita School

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4-16-07 - The Wichita Public Schools broke ground on a state-of-the-art kindergarten - eighth-grade school in northeast Wichita on Monday morning.

The new K-8 school is scheduled to open in the fall of 2008. The school is being built near the new Boys and Girls Club and The Opportunity Project (TOPS) early childhood facility.

The $10.4 million, 80,000 square foot facility will be built to hold 600 students and will feature 18 general classrooms, an art room, two music rooms, classrooms for language arts, math and social studies, a science lab, FACS class, a computer lab, library, parent involvement center and a multipurpose room that will also be a FEMA tornado safe room.

The new school is also designed to include a privately-managed clinic to provide medical and dental services to area children with needs. The Board of Education is currently working to finalize details of the clinic construction and management.

The name of the school, concept, colors, mascot and boundaries will be determined during the 2007-2008 school year.

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