Groundbreaking scheduled for new Southside School
Underneath a large white tent on John Paul Jones Road, the Florence One Board of Trustees will provide the local community with a symbolic groundbreaking for the new Southside Middle School. It is the second project on schedule in Phase Two of Florence One’s School Building Facilities Plan. The new Southside Middle School is expected to be completed by March of 2020.
Members of the Florence One Board of Trustees will hold the groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday, Dec. 6, at 4:30 p.m. on the future site of the new school. The public is invited to the ceremony; however, private vehicles will neither be permitted on the construction site nor along John Paul Jones Road on the day of the event. Therefore, attendees are asked to meet in the parking lot of Abundant Life Church, which is located at 3030 South Irby Street, at least 30 to 45 minutes prior to the ceremony for bus shuttle services to the John Paul Jones location.
The architectural firm for the new facility is Goforth Brown and Associates, and the new school will have the capacity to accommodate 1150 to 1350 students.