- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 23, 2015

GREENVILLE, Miss. (AP) - Our Lady of Lourdes elementary school in Greenville will relocate to campus of St. Joseph Catholic middle and high schools.

The school will add classrooms to the south side of the existing St. Joseph building. Four classrooms will be added to the high school wing to accommodate middle school students alongside their high school counterparts. In addition, a two-classroom addition for pre-K and kindergarten will complete the new elementary school wing.

Construction is scheduled to begin July.

Director of development Doreen Muzzi said elementary students will still begin the school 2015-16 year at Our Lady of Lourdes.

“We are hoping to have students in the new facility after Christmas break,” Muzzi told the Delta Democrat-Times (https://bit.ly/1Je5NLd ).

Muzzi said the relocation is being funded through donations to the St. Joseph Catholic Schools Capital Campaign. She said tuition rates will not increase.

St. Joseph principal Paul Artman said the unification of the two campuses comes after 15 years for work.

“It’s always has been a goal to bring the elementary school over here for the convenience of parents to drop off their children at one location, for school events to be held together and of course building camaraderie between the students and faculty,” Artman said.

Artman said plans are to sell the Our Lady of Lourdes campus after the move is completed.

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Information from: Delta Democrat-Times, https://www.ddtonline.com

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