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Demolition underway on Sheridan school

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Construction crews are taking down a Sheridan elementary school to make room for a new facility.

Demolition on Coffeen Elementary began about four weeks ago.

Once the site is cleared, construction on the new two story Henry A. Coffeen Elementary School will begin.

The construction project costs about $12 million with the state picking up most of the tab.

The new building could hold about 350 students, which is close to 80 more than the old building could house.

And the district's facilities director says it was time to replace the aging facility.

"Basically, a lot of the structure was hard to accommodate some newer HVAC systems and electrical upgrades," said Julie Carroll.

Construction should wrap up by August 2014.

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