ARVADA, Colo. (CBS4) – The Jefferson County School District broke ground on a brand new K-8 school in Arvada on Thursday. It’s the district’s first new construction in a decade.

The $25 million project will serve students in Arvada’s Candelas neighborhood.

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“This area is really developing very quickly and we’re making plans to make sure we accommodate students that move into the area,” Jefferson County Schools Superintendent Dan McMinimee said.

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Jefferson County is Colorado’s second biggest school district.

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The new school will be ready for new students in fall of 2017.