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Greenback School expected to open Jan. 2014

8:16 PM, Jan 8, 2013   |    comments
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The director of Loudon County Schools expects the new Greenback School to open by the start of the Spring 2014 semester.

"We're proud that we're on time and we're on schedule, and things seem to be rolling great," said director Jason Vance on Tuesday.

The current Greenback School houses some 900 students, from kindergarten through 12th grade. It is one of the handful of k-12 public schools in Tennessee.

"It's very unique," said parent Julie Anderson. "The benefits of having all your children in one location."

The seasonable weather these past 14 months prevented any stalls, according to director Vance.

He added the original Greenback School, built in that damage caused by the remnants of Tropical Storm Lee in 2011. The new building will be able to withstand much more from mother nature with stronger walls and roof.

County bonds and a property tax increase will cover the construction expenses, when the plan passed in July 2011.

 

"It is absolutely a building that's bigger. We believe that you should build not what you have for today, but what you're going to have in the future. Additionally, we want to have classrooms conducive for learning," Vance said.

The total cost of the new Greenback School is short of $24 million.

 

"Every time we drive by, we're by it every day at school, and it's been nonstop. I'm one of those 'I'll believe it when I see it.' And we're seeing it," Anderson said.

 

 

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