Ground broken for larger, more modern Handley Elementary on same site

Some Handley students don their construction helmets prior to groundbreaking.

The golden shovels await groundbreaking as students and community members gather.

Those attending sign a matted drawing of the new school, which will be framed to hang in the completed facility.

WNLP photos by Bob Wellinski (click to enlarge)

Students, teachers, school officials and more gathered Monday, May 8, 2017, to break ground for a new Handley Elementary School. The new school building will be constructed behind the current facility on 10th Street and is scheduled to be ready for the 2019-2020 school year.

Here are Bob Wellinski’s photos of the groundbreaking. To view a 3-D video of plans for the new school building, click on the following link:

Handley students and others examine a drawing of the new school.

Charged-up Handley students applaud at the exciting event.

A view of the groundbreaking scene.

LaPorte Community School Corp. Superintendent Mark Francesconi speaks to those gathered. Handley Principal Pam Upp is at right.


LaPorte School Corporation chief financial officer Greg Hunt takes a photo of the groundbreaking.

LaPorte Community School Corp. officials, representatives from Schmidt Associates and Larson-Danielson Construction, and Handley staff, students and their families gathered for Monday’s groundbreaking.

Photos above and below: the official groundbreaking.

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