Ground is being moved for the new Fremont Elementary School.
The new school is being constructed by Daniels & Daniels Construction Co. (Construction Manager At Risk) and Pinnacle Architect, P.A. (Design Firm & Project Manager) at a cost of nearly $36 million…$35,705,418.16 to be exact. $24 million in funding for the construction is through a NCDPI Needs-Based Public School Grant Funds. The remaining will be funded by the county.
According to Executive Director for Community Engagement and Student & Family Support for Wayne County Public Schools Ken Derksen, “The new school will have the same design as the recently built Meadow Lane Elementary. It is important to note that the school will be able to accommodate more than three times as many students as the current school of approximately 200 students, which will be vital for helping address K-3 class-size needs in Northern Wayne County. It will also have energy efficient HVAC systems, upgraded furniture and technology, and advanced safety and security features.”
Planning efforts are now underway for an official groundbreaking event to recognize the construction of the new school which should be ready for students in 2024.