Shelby to unveil new elementary school Saturday

December 13, 2023

Shelby to unveil new elementary school Saturday

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SHELBY —  The community will get a look at Shelby Public Schools’ new  $19 million elementary school building located along Oceana Drive north of the high school during a ribbon cutting ceremony Saturday, Dec. 16, beginning at 9 a.m. 

The 65,000-square-foot elementary school replaces the Thomas Read Elementary built in 1956 and the New Era Elementary School constructed in 1963.

Voters passed a 3.64-mill bond proposal in May of 2021 to fund $33 million in district-wide improvements.

Students will transition into the new school after they return from Christmas break in January.

Tours of the school will follow the ribbon cutting Saturday.

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