Elementary School Demolition
Demolition has begun in earnest at the old Main Elementary School at 3 Watters St.
Building a new Main Elementary, estimated to cost about $10 million to $11 million, will be funded for the most part through an extension of the 1-cent education local option sales tax voters approved Nov. 7.
The system is shooting to have the new school built and ready to open its door by the start of the 2019-2020 school year. Demolition work is expected to take around two months, depending on weather and holiday delays, Rome City Schools Superintendant Lou Byars said in a previous meeting, and site grading and preparing the land for construction will follow.