TRUMANN, AR (KAIT) - Shovels dug into the ground on Tuesday at Cedar Park Elementary in Trumann at the location where their new facility will stand.
School leaders, city officials and even a few students took part in the event.
Last fall, voters approved a millage increase to build the new school.
When the school is complete it will accommodate Kindergarten through fourth grade.
The new school will have many up-to-date features including a new P.E. facility and cafeteria. New classrooms will also allow room for expansion.
Other features will include a tornado room on each wing of the school for added protection during severe weather.
In addition, while the current school has open doors to visitors, the new building will have a secured entrance.
Principal Michael Allen said the hard work is paying off.
"We're seeing now the fruit of that labor and we are so appreciative of the community here in Trumann," Allen said. "They've shown their support. They've seen a need and they really came together to create a great atmosphere for our students."
The project is planned to be complete by the 2017-2018 school year.
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