Bryant School District to hold groundbreaking for new facility

By Jessica Bollen, Director of Communications, Bryant School District

On Nov. 22, Bryant Public Schools will break ground on the new high school facility that, when complete, will[more] provide a modern learning environment for thousands of students in grades nine through 12. The Bryant School Board and Superintendent Randy Rutherford have invited the public to attend.

This new facility will provide dozens of new classrooms to the ever-growing Bryant High School, as well as a new media center and administrative office area. The building, which is expected to be the third LEED certified “green” building in the District, was planned and designed with parent, student, teacher, and community involvement.

As designed, the facility is expected to save the District thousands in energy costs thanks to features like motion-activated lighting, large, strategically placed, tinted windows, and heating and air systems designed for optimum efficiency. However, it is not only economically beneficial, but academically as well. With improved indoor air quality, acoustics, and lighting, the overall learning environment for students and teachers is proven to increase student health, academic achievement, and attendance.

The ceremony will begin at 8:30 in the morning and is expected to last until approximately 9. Parking will be located at the former Napa Auto Store site directly off of Reynolds Road, past the intersection at Sullivan Drive.

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