Whoever said “Nothing good can last forever,” certainly had never attended Bain Elementary School.
The first ever Bain Daze was held at Mint Hill Park on Fairview on Saturday, September 21, and young and old came out to support fund raising efforts to save the historic school building from the wrecking ball.
The school, which dates to 1889 when it was known as Bain Academy, was the first graded school and college preparatory school in Mecklenburg County.
Around 1922 the school was turned over to Mecklenburg County and it was redesigned into a two-story brick structure with a belfry. For many years its graduates would meet at the school for reunions and gatherings. Continue reading
By Michele Dotson - Staff Writer
Finishing touches are being completed at the newly constructed Bain Elementary School in preparation for the start of school in August. The project, which cost more than $15 million and took about 18 months to complete was paid for with 2007 bond money.
The school was first slated only for upgrades, but approval for a new structure came once it was determined to be more cost effective to build from scratch. Construction began in early spring of 2012. nths to complete was paid for with 2007 bond money.
Principal John LeGrand has spent the summer organizing the move from the adjacent building and readying the school for the return of teachers on August 19.
“I have been addressing our instructional focus, of course, but I’ve been surprised how I’ve been pulled into dealing with lots of logistics this summer.” Continue reading
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