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Carrollton breaks ground on new school

WTOV

Carrollton hasn't built a new school since the 1950's, but that all changed Thursday starting with some students and shovels.

A ceremonial groundbreaking for the new Carrollton high school was held as school leaders, current and former students and community members gathered to celebrate the start of construction.

The school, which will house grades 6 through 12, won't cost taxpayers a dime. It's made possible by a tax abatement through Carroll County Energy.

The school will come with major upgrades in technology, STEM programs and, for the first time in Carroll County schools, air conditioning.

“Our students deserve to be in a new facility and to learn in a 21st century environment, so this is very exciting for the parents, for the community, the teachers, everyone involved,” said Dave Quattorchi, superintendent. “It's been a great opportunity to lead this district especially during this initiative.”

Officials expect the school to be open for the 2019-2020 school year.

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