The New Albany-Plain Local school board on Jan. 28 hired Moody-Nolan of Columbus to lead the construction of a new school building between the 2-5 elementary building and New Albany Middle School.
Contract negotiations are in progress.
The construction will be funded by a 2.59-mill bond issue that will generate $45.1 million. Local voters approved the bond request Nov. 6 as part of Issue 50, which also included a 4.24-mill continuous operating levy to generate $3.51 million.
District officials hope to have a design in place and break ground in the spring so the building will be open by the fall of 2014.