The district held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new science building in front of the school. School board members and staff, along with Mayor Kitty Piercy, came to support the achievement.
The superintendent says the $10 million project would not have been possible without the community support.
“It says that the Bethel community really values their kids and wants to invest in their future, so they passed a bond with a 73-percent pass rate to pay for this project here,” said Colt Gill, Bethel Superintendent.
The two-story building is being built in two phases. One is expected to be done by winter break next school year, and the other in fall of 2015.