Chatham County officials met with residents Wednesday to discuss the new school that will replace Juliette Low Elementary.
Specifically, people met to go over construction for the ongoing, $25 million project. It's funded by the ESPLOST penny tax.
The new school will merge students and staff from Low Elementary and Thunderbolt Elementary. Two campuses that have been in need of renovation.
The campus at Low Elementary is occupied for classes this semester as this goes on, and school officials say, of course, safety is a top priority.
"To see what our plans are, stage-by-stage. The ingress and egress plans, access to the construction site. We want the neighbors to work as partners with us. We want to avoid incidences. Certainly, safety and security...particularly safety,” said ESPOST II Director of Community Outreach Sylvester Formey. "This is primarily to introduce folks to the process. What's going to happen... the safety and security measures that we're going to install to make sure that the neighborhood is comfortable with what we're doing. We're seeking input as well from the neighborhood.”
Formey says they're also hoping to manage the noise levels and make getting around easy for residents in the area.
Construction is expected to be finished by August 2017.
If you missed Wednesday night's meeting, you can call 912.236.1766.
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