Moore County Schools recently released a school fly over video of the future Aberdeen Elementary School showcasing what the new school will look like.
The new school will combine the Aberdeen Primary and Aberdeen Elementary schools into one building making it a Kindergarten through 5th-grade school.
The new building will hold 800 students and span almost 118,000 square feet.
According to Moore County Schools, the new school is “designed to provide opportunities for self-guided learning and team-teaching strategies and utilizes a main street and compact finger plan organization to adapt to the shape of the site.”
The building will be energy efficient that will feature geothermal air conditioning and will feature a wireless technology environment to promote student success and reduce absenteeism.
The current primary and elementary schools have deteriorated over the past 70 years, and recently the Aberdeen Town Board declared the schools’ condition as an emergency need. Town officials believe enrollment has decreased over the years due to the aging buildings.
Voters overwhelmingly approved a bond referendum last May in the amount of $103 million to help pay for the new Aberdeen school and two other schools in Southern Pines and Pinehurst. The Aberdeen school is projected to cost $30.8 million, the Southern Pines school is expected to cost $34 million, and the Pinehurst school will cost $38 million.
Moore County has estimated a property tax rate increase of 6 to 8 cents in 2019 to repay the bonds.
The new Aberdeen school will be built on N.C. 5, and is scheduled for a 2020 opening.
For inside pictures of what the school will look like, please click here.
Feature photo: School’s dining lobby/photo, video credit: Moore County Schools