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Groundbreaking Planned For New Ottawa School

Posted by wlpo on August 31, 2010

The first dirt being moved at the new Central Intermediate School in Ottawa happens this month.

The elementary school district has announced a groundbreaking ceremony for the new 5th and 6th grade school will happen September 14th at one o’clock.  The new school will be south of Shepherd Middle School on 46 acres of land the district recently purchased.

The last estimated cost of building the school is around $23 million.  However the district is set to get state and federal aid that may cover that amount after the old Central School was flooded out.  The district also has the ability to sell bonds for the school after passing an 18 million dollar referendum earlier this year.

The new school is expected to be ready for classes in January of 2012.  The district’s lease with Wal-Mart is up at the end of 2011.

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