FORT RILEY, Kan. (WIBW) - Fort Riley and members of USD 475 broke ground Wednesday afternoon on a new elementary school.
The $21 million project is set to replace the 60 year old facility currently serving military students.
The new facility will be 75,000 square feet with space for 500 Kindergarten through fifth grade students.
"I think it just shows how so many people have worked for really good things around here and how the partnership between the Fort Riley community and the Junction City community has allowed this to happen," said USD 475 Associate Superintendent Dr. Beth Hudson. "I think it’s probably unheard of that you have three new schools in a small area like this, but it’s all the efforts of so many people that made it happen."
The new school has been designed by the same architecture firm that designed both the new Fort Riley Middle School and Seitz Elementary School, Schaefer, Johnson, Cox, Frey Architecture.
USD 475 is scheduled to open the new school for the 2015/2016 school year.