Ivy Academy Holds Groundbreaking For New Academic Buildings

Friday, January 19, 2018

Ivy Academy Chattanooga held a groundbreaking for planned new academic buildings.

Taking part at school site in Soddy Daisy were students, staff, board members, and administration.

Also present were representatives from the city of Soddy-Daisy, TDEC, USDA, Dillard Construction, and Franklin Architects.

Officials used gold shovels to break ground for the new facilities for the outdoor-themed charter school.



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