The Crossett School Board set Monday night the date for the official groundbreaking on the new Crossett High School.
The board agreed at the end of its regularly scheduled meeting to set the groundbreaking for 5 p.m. Feb. 23.
The school board awarded approximately $20 million in bids for the construction project — which voters approved in February 2016 — in late January, clearing way for the full scope of work to start on a building that officials have said should serve the school district’s needs for the next 50 to 60 years.
While the groundbreaking is scheduled for next week, work has been under way since last year, including the demolition of the school’s gym to make way for the new building and the installation of sewer infrastructure on the site.
Superintendent of Schools Gary Williams said the installation of sewer lines should be close to wrapping up, and the clearing of topsoil should begin soon.