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Groundbreaking held Friday for new Main Elementary

February 9, 2018--5:00 p.m.

Staff reports/News Release

On February 9th at 4:00 p.m. Rome City Schools celebrated the groundbreaking for a new Main Elementary School construction that officials plan to be completed by the fall of 2018.

Several community partners were on hand to commemorate the addition of this much-needed facility.

RCS board members, Rome City officials, Main High and Elementary alumni, representatives from the Northwest Georgia Housing Authority, members of the RCS ESPLOST Committee, the Rome/Floyd Chamber, educators, staff and students gathered in front of the future site and exchanged hugs, memories of days past, and dreams for the future of students at Main Elementary.

The program for the afternoon included a welcome from Superintendent Louis Byars, Mayor Jamie Doss and Ms. Faith Collins of the RCS Board of Education offered commentary about the impact the new school will have on the Rome City community as a whole, and Reverend Carey Ingram recalled some of the educators from Main Elementary who were instrumental to his success.

All parties present reminded the attendees that a firm foundation for Rome City Schools’ children would be the stepping stone they would need for a bright future

The school is at 3 Watters Street, the same site as the old school.

The project is being funded by an extra penny tax for education approved overwhelmingly by voters in November.

You can keep track of the construction via webcam here.