New Altoona elementary school holds groundbreaking ceremony

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ALTOONA, Wis. (WEAU) -- After years of planning, the School District of Altoona broke ground at the site of a new elementary school today.

Students, city officials and other guests were all at the ceremony.

It's part of a $23 million referendum that passed in November.

The new school will be for kindergarten through 3rd grade students, and is 82,000 square feet.

The district says it is excited to give teachers and students the space they need.

"We're really excited about a new school for our students. They deserve it, and it will be an opportunity for not only our elementary students in a new school, but then we'll do remodeling at the complex,” said Superintendent Connie Biedron.

The new school will be located at Bartlett Avenue in Altoona. They hope to have the school ready by the fall of 2016.

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