Prep work for new Royston Elementary begins
CARNESVILLE – Phase one of the project to build a new Royston Elementary School is underway.
Tuesday night, the Franklin County Board of Education met and approved going forward with a risk hazard assessment for the current site of Royston Elementary.
Randall also said the school system cannot look at building the school at any site until this phase is completed.
The purpose of the risk hazard assessment is to help systems assess a site’s acceptability, relative to constructability, function and conditions that could impact a building’s integrity or result in injury to occupants and will be performed by an outside firm.
The seven major criteria defined in the guidelines are size, utilities, safety hazards, environmental factors, geographical and related factors, site development and criteria for selection.
The state recommends elementary schools be built on five acres plus one additional acre for each 100 children.
Based on this requirement, the new Royston Elementary building would require between 12 and 13 acres.
The proposed site in Royston is between 13 and 14 acres.
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