On December 1, Albany County School District #1 (ACSD) held a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Slade Elementary School.

State Superintendent Jillian Balow, Representative Dan Furphy, Representative Cathy Connolly, and Senator Chris Rothfuss all joined Superintendent Jubal Yennie by speaking at the event.

Randy Richardson of Richardson Construction, Inc., the contractor for this project, also made a few remarks before sending everyone outside with the golden shovels for the ceremony.

All of the event’s speakers, as well as the board of trustees members, Slade principal Heather Moro, district staff, and construction crew, made the ceremonial groundbreaking outside the auxiliary gym in front of the Slade students and teachers.

The new Slade Elementary is scheduled to have substantial completion on June 30, 2022, and ready to be used starting in the 2022-23 school year.

The construction cost is $17,581,000 with a total construction budget of $19,200.000.

The new school will cover 63,096 square feet, including an auxiliary gym, on a nine-acre project site, and can serve up to 440 students.

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