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Valley News Dispatch

Allegheny Valley's Acmetonia Primary School nearing completion

Emily Balser
| Monday, Nov. 19, 2018, 5:12 p.m.

Students will be in Colfax Elementary School for about another month as Allegheny Valley School District prepares to move the students to the newly renovated Acmetonia Primary School during the holiday break in December.

After weather delays and unexpected issues over the past year, the $12.3 million Acmetonia project is nearing completion with only one room — the kitchen — left to be done, said district spokesman Jan Zastawniak.

The classrooms, computer room, music room, gym and courtyard areas are finished.

“I think everybody’s really happy just to get into the new facility,” she said.

The district held a series of meetings earlier this month for parents to walk through the new building with their children and to get information on the changes students will experience in the transition. Information can be found on the district’s website at www.avsdweb.org/elementary-transition .

A ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house will be held in January. A date hasn’t been set.

After the transition all students in kindergarten through sixth grade will be housed in Acmetonia.

A committee continues to look at how the Colfax building might be used once students are out of it. Options include renovating it for another use, selling it or tearing it down.

Nothing has been decided.

“Nothing is off the table at the moment from what I understand,” Zastawniak said.

Emily Balser is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Emily at 724-226-4680, emilybalser@tribweb.com or via Twitter @emilybalser.

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