Opening of the new Hanby
Elementary School has been scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 5, the
annual meeting of the Chalfonte Civic Associaion was told.
Assistant superintendent Judy
Curtis, of the Brandywine School District, said that pupils will
be given a couple of extra days of winter vacation to provide
time to complete the move from Brandywood and allow teachers
time to set up their classrooms.
The building, she said at the
meeting on Oct. 26, will be in use a half year earlier than
initially planned. It will house both the elementary school and
the Bush Early Learning Center, being relocated from Sharpley.
Even so, the 80,000 square foot building will be smaller than
the former Hanby Middle School building it replaces.
The project, Curtis added, will
end up costing less than the $20 million budgeted for it. Its
opening will complete the district's extensive renovations
and building program begun in the mid-1990s.
With extensive use of 'green
technology', the new building is intended to serve as a model
for other schools to be built in the state.