• Santa Rosa County District Schools holds ground-breaking for new Pace K-8 school

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    September 27, 2021
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    Santa Rosa County District Schools holds groundbreaking for new Pace K-8

    Santa Rosa County District Schools will host a groundbreaking for a new Pace K-8 school on Mon., Oct. 4, 11 a.m. at 3354 Wallace Lake Rd. in Pace.
    “We are delighted to begin construction on a new school in the Pace community serving students from kindergarten through eighth grade," said Dr. Karen Barber, superintendent for Santa Rosa County District Schools. "This will be our second K-8 and its modern layout and thoughtful design will provide new opportunities and innovative strategies to our children.”
    A few facts at a glance:
    • Located on a 33-acre site, the two-story school will include 25 primary classrooms, 20 intermediate classrooms and a covered physical education building.
    • At capacity, the school will serve 1182 students.
    • Construction costs of approximately $39,400,000 are funded by $26,355,000 in local option sales tax revenue, $15,000,000 from certificates of participation funding and $450,000 from millage (property tax).
    • The project team includes
    • DAG Architects
    • McKim & Creed, civil engineers
    • Berube Leonard, structural engineers
    • Schmidt Consulting Group, MEP engineers
    • Culpepper Construction
    "Currently the schools in Pace, which include S.S. Dixon Primary, S. S. Dixon Intermediate and Sims Middle, are at or above capacity," said Joey Harrell, assistant superintendent for administrative services. "The Wallace Lake K-8 is in the ideal location to help alleviate this issue as well as accommodate future growth."
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    For more information, contact Brandi Bates, public information officer for Santa Rosa County District Schools, (850) 291-5911.
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