BONIFAY – After nearly two years of construction, construction of the new Bonifay K-8 school is almost complete.

The 250,000 square foot building will save the county roughly $150,000 a year in energy costs by consolidating the elementary and middle schools into one facility.

No final decisions have been made about what will become of the two remaining facilities. Talks of the middle school housing the school board offices have been bandied about, but not concrete plans have been made. The would be deal with the county to purchase the elementary school campus fell through last month.

The ribbon cutting ceremonies for the facility will be held at 10 a.m. on August 2, with the public invited to enjoy the festivities.

Guests are asked to enter through the main entrance on Highway 90 and to park in the Holmes County High School student parking or in the K-8 school parking lot. There will be no parking in front of the school.