Ground breaking for Fallon Park Elementary
Posted on 03/01/2018
Fallon Park's principal posing with two students with ground breaking shovels.These are exciting times for Southeast Roanoke.  Construction has officially started on the new Fallon Park Elementary.  City leaders gathered with students and staff for a ground breaking.  It featured Roanoke Mayor Sherman Lea, Roanoke City Council Members, Roanoke City School Board members, Principal Mitchem, and several second grade classes.  The new state-of-the-art school will take two years to complete.

Here is a look at the plans for the new school:

rendering of the front of the new Fallon Park Elementaryrendering of the entire new school for Fallon Park Elementary

The new school will be completed in three phases.  Phase 1 is scheduled to be finished by December 2018.  The two-story building will feature a 26-classroom wing.

Phase 2 will include a new cafeteria, administrative offices, and a two-story wing with additional classrooms.  Phase 2 is scheduled to be completed by December 2019.

Phase 3 includes the demolition of the existing school building, the construction of the new bus loop, the renovation of the existing gym, and the conversion of the existing cafeteria into an art and music center.  Phase 3 is scheduled to be completed in the summer of 2020.

Students will remain in the current facility during construction.  They will move in as each phase is completed. 

See below for pictures from the ground breaking.

Principal and students shoveling dirt at the ground breaking for the new FalloN Park ElementaryRoanoke Mayor Sherman Lea speaking at the groundbreaking
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