CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KRCU) - Construction of the new Franklin Elementary School in Cape Girardeau is proceeding as planned.
The $10 million facility is under construction next to the old Franklin School, which was built in 1927.
Franklin School principal Rhonda Dunham says the new school will solve many of the current facility’s space issues.
“With the gymnasium it will be around 50 thousand square feet. So we will have big-sized classrooms. We’ll even have three extra classrooms just in case they decide to put fifth grade back into the mix,” Dunham says.
The new building will house several additions, including an art room, a computer room, a parent-teacher conference room and a state-of-the-art library.
The new building is scheduled to be ready by the beginning of the 2012 school year. Dunham says the construction is projected to finish within its budget.
Jacob McCleland, KRCU