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Adding the final touches to Fair Street School
Bart Mize, of Cain Electric, replaces a light ballast inside a room at the new Fair Street School as crews complete final tasks in preparation for the school’s opening next week.

A new chapter in the legacy of Fair Street School is on schedule to begin next week.

Fair Street’s elementary students, who have been housed at Wood’s Mill Academy during the new building’s construction, will return from their fall break Oct. 16 to their new classrooms.

Staff will begin moving in this Friday, said Fair Street Principal William Campbell.

“We’ll move Saturday. We have the ribbon cutting Sunday, continue to move things on Monday. Teachers come back to work Tuesday. Kids come Wednesday,” Campbell said. “Let’s do it!”

The Sunday ribbon cutting will take place at 4 p.m. A community open house will be scheduled for a later date.

The school will be open to teachers over the weekend and fall break so they can set up their classrooms.

Around 630 students currently attend Fair Street, with more expected to come once the new building opens.

“We’re going to invite kids who live in the neighborhood to come to Fair Street,” Campbell has said previously. “We have room for another 100 or so kids.”

The former Fair Street School, built in 1936, was demolished in 2012 to make way for the new building.

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