Plans For New SF Elementary School Unveiled
by Breanna Fuss, Reporter
November 05, 2013 7:57 PM
Plans for Sioux Falls’ newest elementary school were unveiled Tuesday night at a special meeting.
Students, teachers, and Sioux Falls School District leaders gathered at Mark Twain Elementary to see what their new school will look like. Susan B. Anthony Elementary will be built on the south side of where Mark Twain currently is. The new school will also serve students of Longfellow Elementary. The $11.3 million school will have four sets of classrooms for grades kindergarten through fifth. Its gym will also serve as a community center for the neighborhood. District leaders said although it will be sad to see both 90-year-old schools go, this new one will help students get an even better education.
"We do a great job in the school district to keep older schools up to the standards so they have technology, but now you won't see leaks in the corners and paint coming off the walls, that sort of thing," Jeff Kreiter, Director of Operations for Sioux Falls School District said.
Construction for Susan B. Anthony Elementary will begin in the spring of 2014. The school is set to open its doors to students in the fall of 2015.