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Ribbon cut on new PES

By John Miller, 07/29/22 6:48 PM

PRESCOTT – Students in Prescott Elementary School will be heading to their new digs on Aug. 8 when school begins.

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held for the new PES Friday morning. Superintendent Robert Poole thanked everyone for their support, saying it took everyone to accomplish this. “Without you, this wouldn’t have happened.”

Poole thanked the city and county elected officials for their assistance in getting the new school build. He also thanked the voters for approving the bond issue that will pay for the new facilities.

Poole lauded Teddy Mitchell, project manager, for his diligence. He said Mitchell literally lived in a trailer on site, doing everything that needed to be done to get this done on time. He also recognized Scott Stokeberry, owner of C.R. Crawford Construction, for his assistance on the project.

“This is the second greatest day,” Poole said, “the greatest day will be Aug. 8 when the students see the building for the first time. We’ve made it as safe as possible. All the exterior windows are bullet resistant, but can be opened in case of fire. This is all about the children.”

Across the street from the new PES, work is being done on the new PE/Health Education building. It should be done by the end of November, though hopes are it can be finished sooner.

The old PES building is currently being demolished, and will be turned into a parking lot.