Today, on our national holiday commemorating the birthdate of Martin Luther King, Jr., the official ribbon cutting was held at the new Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School in Tuscaloosa. The 76,400 square-foot school was completed in the Spring of 2020 and has been open to students since in-school classes resumed this Fall. The ceremony was initially planned for the beginning of the Fall semester, but was postponed due to concerns regarding the spread of Covid-19. Today, community members were able to attend the socially-distanced event and watch as school and system leaders cut-the-ribbon, giving this landmark facility the celebration it deserves.
The state-of-the-art building consists of a general education wing with 27 classrooms. This wing also houses the school’s administrative offices, teachers’ lounges, and library. The Arts Wing contains the computer lab, music room, art room, and a “Maker’s Space” for projects and interactive learning. The school is decorated throughout with graphics commemorating Dr. King and highlighting many of his inspirational quotes and messages. Situated between the two wings is an outdoor courtyard area with walkways and break areas. This project concludes Amason’s $70,000,000 Construction Management contract with Tuscaloosa City Schools, which included new construction and renovations to six schools in multiple school districts.