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Hallsville (Texas) district will begin construction on 2 projects

Jan. 8, 2021
The district is set to break ground later this month on an elementary school and a high school auditorium.

The Hallsville (Texas) will break ground later this month on two new facilities, a new elementary school and high school auditorium.

The Marshall News Messenger reports that two ceremonies will mark the beginning of work on a new West Elementary School in Longview and a new auditorium at Hallsville High School in Hallsville.

Funding for both new facilities was approved by voters in 2019 in a $55 million bond request;  $29.7 was allocated for the new elementary school, and $13.8 million was earmarked for a 1,000-seat auditorium at the high school.

The 89,000-square-foot West Elementary School will be a two-story building that will house students in prekindergarten through fourth grade.

The new school, which will house grades pre-kindergarten through fourth grade, It will have a capacity to house 925 students and is currently expected to house about 750 upon opening.

The building will consist of 46 total classrooms, including three special education areas, three pre-kindergarten areas, eight kindergarten areas, and eight each first through fourth grade areas.

Two of the eight classrooms for each grade level are designated as “flexible classrooms,” meaning they can be used and wired as computer labs, intervention rooms, teacher planning areas, teacher workrooms or overflow classrooms.

The architect is Huckabee.

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