Faith Academy in ‘wind-down’ phase of construction on campus

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By Emily Hilley-Sierzchula on June 30, 2014. No Comments

It’s been three years since the leaders of Faith Academy in Marble Falls first started thinking about building a more permanent campus.

Since the small school began, it has relied on portable buildings, many of which are starting to show some age and require increased maintenance, said Mark Earwood, outgoing administrator at Faith Academy.

Construction on permanent buildings to replace portable ones began in September.

“It might not look like it, but we’re in the wind-down phase,” he said Wednesday. Money is still being raised for the $2.1 million project, consisting of four classroom buildings, an administration and an assembly building with a large courtyard area. So far, $1.2 million has been raised through a capital campaign. “The school has doubled in size since the capital campaign began,” Earwood said.

The school simply outgrew its old campus. “We have 26 acres of beautiful land, so we thought we might as well make a more permanent home here,” he said.

Each classroom building will have four classrooms, which means the school is adding 16 classrooms. All classroom buildings will be ready for students by the beginning of the school year.

“Pay it forward” is the credo used by school leaders when dealing with the portable buildings being replaced.

For the full story, see Tuesday’s Highlander

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