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The Shelby County Board of Education will get its first chance to chime in on the new Southside Elementary school project at Thursday’s 7 p.m. meeting at Painted Stone Elementary.
The agenda is centered on a work session for board members to discuss the project with the architects from K. Norman Berry.
The district will then hold a public forum for members of the community to discuss the needs, wants and features they’d like to see in the new building on at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Southside.
The architects have discussed several items with the school’s administration and teachers, trying to get an idea of what the school needs and what features the staff would like to see in the upgraded version of the district’s oldest school.
When it first presented to the board, the group from K. Norman Berry showed preliminary plans of a two-level school, designed into the hill with a walk out like bottom level and the main level being the top floor, which looks like a single-level school from the front of the building.
The new building will be built behind the existing Southside location, so the school can remain open during construction.
The construction entrance will be to the south of the property, along the current emergency access.
Also on the agenda, the board will: