As the school year winds down to a close, a new beginning is in the works just south of the corner of Poplar Pike and Forest Hill Irene Road. The Germantown Municipal School District and the City of Germantown met on the Broer-Schaeffer Property to break ground on a new elementary school.
The project, as mentioned by School Board Chair Betsy Landers in a welcome speech, “will be the largest capital project ever built, for both the Germantown Board of Education and the City Germantown”.
“The 110,000 square foot facility will be state-of-art and accommodate up to 815 students with forward thinking spaces like activity rooms and STEM labs,” said Superintendent Jason Manuel when he took the podium after Chairman Landers. The building will be similar to the Riverdale expansion project opened last fall with a few minor tweaks. After a ceremonious first turning of the dirt by the Germantown Board of Education, Mayor Palazzolo and the Board of Aldermen followed suit. Several onlookers enjoyed the picture-esque and park like setting of the new school campus and looking through the building via a website set up by the architecture firm A2H. Baldwin and Shell Construction Company, recently awarded the bid for the job, also brought their team for the celebration.