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The Mayflower School District broke ground Thursday and began on a new phase of facilities that will result in a new high school in 2025.
The ground breaking was for the new Agriculture Facility and Indoor Sports Training Facility for Softball and Baseball. The $1.25 million project will include new classrooms, an agriculture workshop, batting and pitching areas, locker rooms and offices.
The project is being funded by a Partnership Grant, Second Lien Bond Loans and money saved from the school district.
The project is part of a 20-year facilities plan and the first buildings of a proposed new high school in 2025. Construction consists of two separate buildings, which will house the agriculture program and two sports. Both facilities should be ready by the beginning of the 2013-14 school year.
Officials said the need for this construction is because of increased enrollment and the ability to add sporting and educational programs for Mayflower students. Mayflower is the only school district in the area that does not have an agricultural program.
The project has been in the planning stages for more than six years. The facilities were designed by Jackson, Brown, Palculict Architects of Little Rock.