Steel work recently started at the site of the future Calhoun Early Learning Academy on Barrett Road. 

Scheduled to open in fall of 2022, the new complex will house the city's Pre-K and Kindergarten students. The facility replaces the 1968 Eastside School building that was demolished in late summer of last year. 

Carrollton-based Ra-Lin Construction has charge of the project. The district’s request for capital outlay funding at 100% of the formula which will allow for more than 33% of the total cost of construction was approved last year by the state. Those funds, along with General Fund dollars and SPLOST pay as you go funds, are helping to fund the project.