The Auburn School Board named a new elementary school located at 1565 W. Farmville Road on Tuesday evening, another milestone in the facility’s development.
Auburn City Schools Superintendent Cristen Herring has recommended approving the appointment of the district’s 10th elementary school, Woodland Pines Elementary School. The board gave its approval at its meeting at Auburn Junior High School.
Herring said during the meeting Deputy Superintendent Wes Gordon convened a stakeholder committee to reach consensus and present a recommendation to council.
“We intend that Woodland Pines Elementary be a K-2 school that will serve students in partnership with Yarbrough Elementary,” Herring said. “We are going to undergo a rezoning and reorganization process to create a fifth elementary school zone in the schools of Auburn City.
The school board approved Decatur’s Baggette Construction Inc. $ 17.729 million bid for the new elementary project at its regular meeting on March 16.
Work on the site is expected to begin this summer, followed by completion scheduled for May 2022, in time for the start of the 2022-2023 school year in August.