On Monday, June 17, the students, administration, staff, and families past and present of Lothian Elementary School will gather to say goodbye to the schoolhouse they’ve all cherished for the last 57 years.
Making way for the construction of a brand new $32.7 million facility, the original school will be demolished over the summer. The replacement school will be nearly 16,000 square feet larger and accommodate a little more than 550 students. Construction is scheduled to begin this summer with plans to open the new school in the summer of 2015. Students of Lothian Elementary School will spend the next two years sharing space at Southern Middle School.
The farewell event will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. It is free and open to the public.