Scheduled to open in August 2015 on Powers Ferry Road in Sandy Springs, the replacement school for Heards Ferry Elementary  will serve as a prototype for the Fulton County Board of Education. The school is being constructed through a one-penny education sales tax approved by voters in 2011.

Officials from Fulton County Schools and the city of Sandy Springs were on hand Nov. 13 to break ground for the school, which is under construction now and will replace the school on Heards Ferry Road.

School board member Gail Dean and Superintendent Robert Avossa present Heards Ferry Principal Lisa Nash with a silver shovel to mark the occasion.
Fulton School Board members Julia Bernath and Gail Dean, Superintendent Robert Avossa, Sandy Springs Mayor Rusty Paul and Councilmen Gabriel Sterling and Andy Bauman break ground on the site for the future Heards Ferry Elementary School
School board member Gail Dean addresses the crowd gathered for the groundbreaking of the future Heards Ferry Elementary School.
Fulton Schools Superintendent Robert Avossa points to what will be the new Heards Ferry Elementary School.
Jeff Juliano of Collins Cooper Carusi Architects talks about the building plan for the future school.
Patrick Burke, deputy superintendent of operations for Fulton County Schools, talks about progress on the future Heards Ferry Elementary School.
The new Heards Ferry Elementary School is scheduled to open next year on Powers Ferry Road.