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Headland Elementary gets new building

By: Vanessa Araiza Email
By: Vanessa Araiza Email

It’s been a project in the making to say the very least for Headland Elementary. The school is making progress on its new building, making a central location for both students and faculty.

Headland Elementary Principal Faye Shipes says “Once this is complete, we will be under one roof and that is a major goal of ours.” Currently, students and staff are split between two buildings.

This one, Shipes says, was built back in the early 1900s and would cost too much too repair.

The construction out at Headland Elementary is more than just a new building, school officials say it brings an added sense of security and safety for the students.

"Just with the safety concerns that we deal with in today's society, we need one central area we need them, one office area, we need all the children under one roof."

The new building will house 18 new classrooms along with administrative buildings.

And the fate of the old building well, that will soon be torn down once construction is complete on the new one.

Even though some old memories will be torn down, parents are excited about the new ones that will be created.

"Our parents are very excited to have a new building; they're very excited the children are going to be able to be all together,” says Carmen Neiswanger, Asst. Principal, Headland Elementary.

School officials are hoping the new building will be complete sometime in the fall.


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