Special Needs Schools of Gwinnett breaks ground on expansion

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Special Needs Schools of Gwinnett broke ground Tuesday on its campus expansion.

A celebration was held Tuesday afternoon at the school on Davis Road in Lawrenceville.

The school opened its doors 30 years ago, and currently operates out of two aging homes and three temporary classroom trailers, and is already over their 60 student capacity.

Tuesday marked the start of construction of a school building that houses seven classrooms, two therapy rooms, offices, a lunchroom, and a lobby.

This new building will allow for a capacity of 80 students and is set to be completed at the end of this school year.

Officials said they plan to continue expanding, to eventually allow for a capacity of 200 students.