Riverside District approved for new East elementary building

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Riverside School District was granted and approved funding for a new east elementary school building.

The Commission for Arkansas Public School Academic Facilities and Transportation approved $2.9 million for a new east elementary building to be constructed in Caraway.

The project will be 67 percent funded by the state partnership program.

"It is early in the process and it is going slower than we would like but we should be started by the spring of 2014," Riverside Superintendent Tommy Knight said.

Cahoon Steiling Studio architectural firm is working on the design.

The old junior high school building will be taken down sometime in the next couple of weeks making room for the new facility.

Knight said the gymnasium will remain and the classrooms in the gymnasium building will be renovated and used.

"I am glad to be able to be part of the next building project," Knight said.

The new facility in Caraway will serve students in pre-k through sixth grade.

Riverside moved into a new junior/senior high school facility located in Lake City on Highway 18 at the beginning of the 2011-12 school year.

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