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District in Washington state breaks ground on middle school

May 11, 2020
The $35.5 million project in the La Center district is scheduled to open in 2021.

The La Center (Wash.) School District has broken ground on construction of a $35.5 million middle school.

The Reflector reports that district officials, school board members and contractor employees, wearing face masks, gathered last week for a groundbreaking ceremony at the future site of the 81,000-square-foot, two-story facility in downtown La Center.

The school is designed for 550 students and is expected to be completed for fall 2021 classes.

Though Covid-19 has halted in-building education and led to drastic changes in the 2019-20 school year, Superintendent Dave Holmes says that waiting for favorable weather was the biggest factor into why ground broke in May.

“It was just a matter of waiting for the ground to dry out,” Holmes said.

The architect is NAC Archtecture, and the contractor is Robinson Construction.

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