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Pennsylvania district ready to begin construction of $55.3 million elementary school

May 23, 2024
The Bellefonte Area district is building the 750-student facility to replace the existing Bellefonte Elementary.

The Bellefonte Area (Pennsylvania) School District is preparing to begin construction of a replacement elementary school.

The Centre Daily Times reports that the new building will replace Bellefonte Elementary, the district’s oldest building, which was last renovated in the 1960s. The facility will be built on land behind Bellefonte Area High School.

The 98,000-square-foot K-5 building will have space for up to 750 students. It will have flexible indoor and outdoor learning spaces, including a courtyard; a STEM lab; media center; musical area with instrument storage; multipurpose room with a stage; and an enhanced security system with cameras throughout the building.

The project’s total budget, including engineering, permits and project management expenses, is $55.3 million, according to the district.

The architect is KCBA Architects.

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Mike Kennedy | Senior Editor

Mike Kennedy has been writing about education for American School & University since 1999. He also has reported on schools and other topics for The Chicago Tribune, The Kansas City Star, The Kansas City Times and City News Bureau of Chicago. He is a graduate of Michigan State University.

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