A groundbreaking ceremony was held at the site of the new campus; construction starts Thursday.
With their newest building erected over 40 years ago, students from the Circleville City School District were excited to yell "DIG!" during a groundbreaking ceremony celebrating the start of construction of their $65-million campus, Wednesday.
Centralization of grades Pre-K through 12 will place students into three buildings on one campus in a project that will utilize over 300 contractors.
"Finally, now, we have equipment mobilized,...it's on site,...the new road's cutting in, and everything's starting now, so it's really exciting," said Superintendent Kirk McMahon.
An elementary building slated to open in the fall of 2014 will consolidate three neighborhood schools. The high school will open in January of 2014, while the connecting middle school is anticipated to open by fall 2015.
This will be the community's first new school since 1967 when the current high school was built.