Sandy Hook Elementary School students will be returning back to their brand new $50 million school in time for the 2016-17 school year, the Hartford Courant reports.
Architects unveiled for the first time Thursday plans for the new school, which will replace the former school, which is the location of where a gunman killed 20 students and six staff members in December of 2012.
About 60 people attended Thursday’s public forum, the Courant reports, and reviews were mainly positive from audience members.
The new school, which will be built on the site of the former elementary school, but in a different spot, will be 86,800-square-feet and will accommodate pre-K to fourth-grade.
The state is paying the entire $50 million project, the Courant reports. There are no plans for a memorial to be created at the new school site.
The school will have state-of-the art security, but no specifics were given. The building will also be surrounded by trees with a rain garden out front, the Courant reports.