On February 9th at 4:00 p.m. Rome City Schools celebrated the groundbreaking for a new Main Elementary School construction that officials plan to be completed by the fall of 2018.
Several community partners were on hand to commemorate the addition of this much-needed facility. RCS
board members, Rome City officials, Main High and Elementary alumni, representatives from the Northwest
Georgia Housing Authority, members of the RCS ESPLOST Committee, the Rome/Floyd Chamber, educators,
staff and students gathered in front of the future site and exchanged hugs, memories of days past, and dreams
for the future of students at Main Elementary.
The program for the afternoon included a welcome from Superintendant Louis Byars, Mayor Jamie Doss and
Ms. Faith Collins of the RCS Board of Education offered commentary about the impact the new school will
have on the Rome City community as a whole, and Reverend Carey Ingram recalled some of the educators from
Main Elementary who were instrumental to his success. All parties present reminded the attendees that a firm
foundation for Rome City Schools’ children would be the stepping stone they would need for a bright future.
Rome City Schools officials will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Main Elementary School
construction on February 9 at 4 p.m. The event will take place at 3 Watters Street, Rome, which is the current location of Main Elementary.
Superintendent Louis Byars, along with Rome City Schools administrators and educators, would like to invite the community to the event. Come out and be a part of this exciting project, and learn how the new facility will better serve Rome’s students.