First Shovels in the Dirt

Posted by William Benson on 9/15/2020

Today. South Mebane Elementary School. 11:00 a.m.

 

Two years ago at this time, we were wondering whether or not our community would support a $150M bond for construction, expansion, and renovation of schools in ABSS. The community did – overwhelmingly.

 

While our teachers are central to creating a positive, inclusive, supportive classroom climate, the physical space matters as well. Our students and teachers deserve modern, comfortable, and safe spaces in which to teach and learn.

 

We are in a very different place as a community than where we were two years ago – COVID-19 aside. I am thankful for the continued support of our community, the positive working relationships we have with our local government -- our commissioners, our county manager, and his staff. I am also thankful for ABSS leaders and staff who remain laser-focused in keeping our bond projects on schedule, and, for a Board of Education that is committed to improved outcomes for our students and school community.

 

So here we are today, ready to put the first shovels in the dirt.

 

-WBB

 South Mebane Elementary Ground Breaking