Clayton County starts construction of elementary school

Clayton County school officials have scheduled a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday afternoon for the new East Clayton Elementary School.

The $20 million school will be near Stagecoach and Steele roads in the Ellenwood area, about three miles from the current school.

The 120,000-square-foot facility will contain 52 classrooms, three computer labs, a sports field and playgrounds. It’s scheduled to be opened by summer 2018.

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