new school

The front of the school.

Tentative dates have been set for students, teachers and staff at Burroughs-Molette Elementary to move into the new school building by Glynn County Schools.

The new school has been under construction directly behind the current school, located at 1900 Lee St. in Brunswick, since June 2017.

The move-in is about six to seven weeks behind the original schedule.

Al Boudreau, executive director of operations for Glynn County Schools, told members of the Glynn County Board of Education this week that he plans to start moving into the two pre-K wings while students are out for the holiday break.

“The plan right now is to move pre-K over Christmas break,” Boudreau said. “We have final inspections on the two pre-K wings next week on (Dec. 13) with the fire marshall and everybody involved, and if that goes well we’ll plan on moving pre-K over Christmas break.”

Students will return from Christmas break on Jan. 7.

Kindergarten through fifth grades will move in, tentatively, over the Presidents’ Day weekend, Feb. 16-18.

“It looks like that should come together as well,” Boudreau said.

The school board hired McDonald Construction Company, from Vidalia, to build the 130,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art school. The new school has six wings and will house both Burroughs-Molette Elementary and the FACES and Leaps and Bounds pre-K programs.

The school site has a geothermal system, a water-source heating unit that uses the ground as the condenser to cool the air.

Boudreau originally planned to move into all six wings of the new school over Christmas break. But earlier this year, the school board began to receive reports that construction work was behind schedule.

Boudreau told the school board this week that the $24.3 million construction budget has not been exceeded. The overall project budget is $28.5 million.

The school system plans to begin demolition on the old school later this year. A single wing will be saved for use as a new Boys & Girls Club center.

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