The Maine School Administrative District 49, based in Fairfield, Maine, has won approval for construction of a $45.6 million elementary school in Benton.
The project will enable the district to consolidate schools, reports CentralMaine.com.
The district will close Albion Elementary, Fairfield Primary School and Clinton Elementary School, Pre-kindergarten through second grade classes will relocate to Benton Elementary School and third through sixth grade will be housed in the new building.
The new building will have a performance stage that can be accessed from the gym and the cafeteria, tutoring spaces within classrooms, music and band rooms, a learning commons/library, a technology classroom.
Construction could begin in January 2024 and district officials are planning for the school to be completed by December 2025.