This is the first major project for the district that will be funded by the $40 million in bonds voters approved last November.
The new school will measure approximately 102,000 sq. ft. and house four science labs. "We looked at the needs over the wants, and we cut some things back, but it is a big school," said Scott Devillier, Operations Manager for the Zachary School district. "It's comparable in size to Northwestern Middle."
The new elementary school will be built on the sprawling 62-acre site which currently houses the Zachary Early Learning Center, a school for pre-kindergartners.
The ZCSB also recognized nine students within the district as the 2010-11 Students of the Year. Lauren Capello and Jayden Bergeron, Zachary Early Learning Center; Jules Patin and Matthew Weiner, Northwestern Elementary; Joshua Simmons, Zachary Elementary; Miranda Albarez, Copper Mill; Kelsey Olson, Northwestern Middle; Melissa Sullivan, Zachary High; and Trendell Daigre, Port Hudson Career Academy were awarded plaques.
The next ZCSB meeting will be held Thursday, March 24, and begin at 7 p.m.