Making progress on the new Kimberly elementary school

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KIMBERLY, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) - The Kimberly School District is more than halfway done with the construction of the new elementary school.

With the arising excitement among the community, school officials gave tours of the unfinished building Saturday afternoon.

Currently on track for completion in June 2018, the 50,000 square foot building will house kindergarten to fifth grade in 26 classrooms.

They are working on closing up the building before they get the heat up and running and work on the interior.

"There's a lot of work that needs to be done on the interior as well as the finishing touches to the exterior. Obviously the parking lot has not been completed. The sidewalk's not been completed," said Superintendent Luke Schroeder.

One of the main concerns Schroeder addressed was safety.

"We will be completing sidewalks on the area of the property that we have developed. We're also working with not only the county but the city to provide as many safe paths to school as possible," he said. "It's very exciting. This is a project that's been five years in the works."

The school will host a community meeting at the middle school this Thursday at 6:30 p.m. to discuss plans for the new school and answer any questions you may have.

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