By: Kevin Karel (WRGA News)
Coined “a day for Rome to celebrate” by Mayor Evie McNiece, the official groundbreaking for the new Anna K. Davie Elementary School brought the first wave of closure to a project years in the making.
Joined by numerous school board members and city officials, Rome Superintendent Dr. Jeff Bearden proudly welcomed those in attendance to turn dirt at the South Rome site, which upon completion, will feature a unique collaboration of local government, higher education and private industry. Bearden says the Anna K. Davie School reflects the partnership between many in the Rome community;
“I think the attendance today certainly speaks volumes, speaks for itself. We had so many people here from the city, from Berry College, from Georgia Northwestern, from the Redevelopment Commission…obviously Board members were here, a lot of our staff was here, the principal of the new school was here. It just speaks volumes about how this community works wells together and to serve children, which is what it’s all about.”
Bearden said following the groundbreaking that construction is likely to begin on the Anna K. Davie site September 10th.
Students are expected to attend classes at the school for the first time in January 2015
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