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Progress being made on construction for new school in Santa Maria

Posted: 8:00 PM, Jun 26, 2019
Updated: 2019-06-27 01:49:30-04

Crews are making progress on a new elementary school in Santa Maria.

The school will be on College Drive and Meehan St. near the Santa Maria Cemetery.

Construction for a new elementary school on College Drive and Meehan St. started Wednesday, June 26.

Crews could be seen Wednesday working on what will be the two-story,  energy-efficient school. Once finished, it will be the 17th elementary school in the City of Santa Maria.

Funding for the elementary school came from Measure T, which voters passed in 2014.

In total, construction is estimated to cost $40 million, but the Assistant Superintendent for Business Services told trustees that the cost could go up to $51 million when they buy furniture for the school.

Groundbreaking held for new elementary school in Santa Maria

The school has not been named yet but it will have 26 classrooms and serve kids from kindergarten through sixth grade.

It is scheduled to be opened by the fall 2020 semester.