Aberdeen Town Board voted Monday to name the entrance road to the new Aberdeen Elementary School after Mayor Robbie Farrell “in recognition of Mayor Farrell’s contributions to education in Aberdeen.”
Farrell Parkway will lead students and parents into the 800 student school that is near completion on Highway 5.
Farrell has lived his whole life in the area and is a product of Moore County Schools. He taught school for 35 years.
The school district broke ground in December 2018 on the 114,000 square-foot school.
Aberdeen Mayor Robbie Farrell at the groundbreaking ceremony of the new Aberdeen Elementary School.
The new school will have the latest innovations in technology and school security, according to Moore County School Superintendent Dr. Bob Grimesey.
The school has incorporated the recommendations of school security experts. It includes limited and controlled entrances to the campus and also limits access between the school administration area and classrooms.
The Aberdeen primary and elementary schools will consolidate this fall when the new school is scheduled to open.
Farrell is in his fourth two-year term as mayor.
~Written by Sandhills Sentinel Editor Lori McFarland.
Courtesy photo of Robbie Ferrell.