Moore County Schools has announced its design for the new Aberdeen Elementary School.

The new school will combine the Aberdeen Primary and Aberdeen Elementary schools into one building making it a Kindergarten through 5th-grade school.

Photos and video courtesy of Moore County Schools

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.

The Moore County Board of Commissioners recently approved a bond referendum in the amount of $103 million to help pay for the new school and two other schools in the upcoming May primary.

The new school is scheduled for a 2020 opening.

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