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Groundbreaking Ceremony to Launch Construction for the New Ibapah Elementary

What: Ibapah Elementary Groundbreaking Ceremony

When: Monday, April 12, 2020 at 1 p.m.

Where: Ibapah Elementary, 116 Eagle’s Nest, Ibapah Utah, 84034 (The groundbreaking will be North of the current elementary school)

Who: Students, staff, and families of Ibapah Elementary; TCSD leadership and administrators; community members.

Background: During the November 2018 Board of Education meeting, Board members proposed to use capital funds to build a new schoolhouse for Ibapah Elementary.

The current facility is a unique two-room schoolhouse that has served the students of Ibapah and surrounding areas for the past 61 years. The school has reached a point where it no longer meet’s today’s building standards and does not fully support our educational curriculum.

“As a district, we are committed to providing all of our schools with a quality learning environment,” said, Dr. Scott Rogers, TCSD superintendent. “The new Ibapah Elementary will provide our students with a safe and modernized learning environment they deserve."

The new building will have three classrooms, a multipurpose room, kitchen and food storage area, media center with lab, and an area for teacher collaboration. New playground equipment will also be installed. The current school was built in 1961 and has an ideal capacity of 40 with 4,907 square feet. The new building will be 9,047 square feet with a capacity of 60 students and is expected to open February of 2022. This construction project will cost approximately $4 million.

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