Construction ceremonies set for new Fulton County elementary schools

Ceremonies celebrating the construction of Fulton County’s newest elementary schools are planned for November, according to education officials.

The two schools, both a replacement for older schools, are part of a large-scale school construction effort funded through the one-penny educational sales tax, eSPLOST (Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax).

The ceremony for Mount Olive Elementary is set for Nov. 11 at 10 a.m. at 3353 Mount Olive Road, East Point. Heards Ferry Elementary school’s ceremony is scheduled for Nov. 13 at 9:30 a.m. at 6151 Powers Ferry Road, Sandy Springs.

Mount Olive Elementary, whose old building was torn down in June, is being rebuilt on its East Point site while Heards Ferry will open at a new location in Sandy Springs. When both schools open in August 2015, they will each house up to 850 students.

During the ceremonies, the public is invited to the active construction sites to view architectural designs as well as hear from school and construction officials about the schools’ features. Both schools will have a three-story concept designed by Collins Cooper Carusi Architects.

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