Kemper County voted Thursday to approve a $12 million bond issue to build a new upper elementary in DeKalb, MS. The new school will house approximately 320 students. It will consist of 16 state-of-the-art classrooms. It will also have four specialty classrooms, an art room, a music room, a self-contained classroom, and a gifted classroom. There will be a multi-purpose room and a school cafeteria.
In the center of the new school will also be an administrative area located which includes offices and support areas. There will be a receptionist area at the entrance of the building so traffic in and out of the building can be monitored. There is also a teacher’s workroom, a nurses’ station, and a storage area.
The building is drawn out where one day, it can be expanded to take in the lower elementary school grades K-2. Those grades are now being housed in the old East Kemper school building in Scooba.
PryorMorrow is excited to be a part of this project with Managing Principal Architect William V. Dexter, Jr., AIA, serving as the architect-in-charge.