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Name Selected for New Elementary School at Houserville

by on October 10, 2017 11:50 AM

Sister schools Houserville Elementary and Lemont Elementary will merge in 2019 in a new building at the current Houserville site to form a single K-5 school.

Now that new school has a name.

The State College Area School Board approved Spring Creek Elementary as the moniker for the new school. Principal Todd Dishong, who oversees both current schools, discussed potential names with parents, faculty and students at both buildings and Spring Creek received "overwhelming support," according to a memo from Ed Poprik, director of physical plant.

Total square footage for the new school at the Houserville site is 71,342 square feet with three classrooms per grade. The cost estimate is $20,651,474, and after PlanCon reimbursements and a state grant are applied the district's cost is estimated at $17,602,532.

The district intends to close the K-2 Lemont Elementary. The building, which opened in 1938, could be repurposed or sold. If the district decides to sell the property it can do so by auction, sealed bids or private sale.

Spring Creek Elementary is one of three elementary school construction and renovation projects expected to begin in January. Corl Street and Radio Park will both undergo substantial renovations and additions as well.

Watch a virtual fly-through of the planned new school at the Houserville site below. (Courtesy State College Area School District)



Geoff Rushton is managing editor for StateCollege.com. Contact him at geoff.rushton@statecollege.com or find him on Twitter at @geoffrushton.
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