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Construction full speed ahead in R-III District, boundary process underway

Posted on Monday, November 19, 2012 at 10:21 am

Construction on the Early Childhood Education Center is ahead of schedule and will open for its students at the start of second semester in January. The new school is located on South Main Street and is a result of a successful no-tax increase bond issue in April 2012.

The second portion of the spring measure calls for a re-purposing of the eastern portion of the Claude Brown Building into a small K-5 elementary of approximately 300 students. The school will open in August 2013 and require boundary realignment for the elementary school of the Lincoln County R-III School District.

Currently, a volunteer boundary committee is studying enrollment projections, building capacities, “hot spots” for growth and creating a “feeder school” system. The boundary committee will continue to meet with the District’s Planner, RSP & Associates, for the next several weeks.  The committee will present a draft of the proposed realignment at a public forum at William Cappel Elementary on Tuesday, January 8, 2013. After receiving public feedback, the committee will finalize recommendations for the February Board of Education meeting.

The Lincoln County R-III School District maintains schools in Troy, Hawk Point and Moscow Mills.