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Alachua County opens first new school since 2012

Published: Jul. 28, 2021 at 4:24 PM EDT
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) - Alachua County is celebrating the opening of it’s first new public school since 2012.

The school, formerly known as school ‘I’, is the new home of Terwilliger Elementary. Wednesday’s ribbon-cutting ceremony revealed the two-story school is 106 thousand square feet and has much to offer the students.

“The energy is going to be enormous, not to mention it’s a brand new facility. And so I think the children are going to love the colors and the fact that it’s clean. Their old school was just kind of old,” said ACPS Superintendant Dr. Carlee Simon.

The new school starts on August 10th.

The construction was paid for through the county’s half-cent sales tax.

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