The Olympia School District will hold a groundbreaking ceremony at 3:15 p.m. Monday at the site for the new Olympia Regional Learning Academy (ORLA) at the corner of Boulevard Road and 15th Avenue Southeast, Olympia.
The event is weather dependent and will be rescheduled if there’s heavy rain.
ORLA serves more than 500 students with its Homeschool Connect, iConnect Academy and Montessori programs in the former John Rogers Elementary School building.
ORLA's new 66,000-square foot school will be built at the district's old McKinley School site, and officials hope to make it a "net zero" facility. It is set to open in early 2015.
Here’s an archive story The Olympian did about the unique school: http://www.theolympian.com/2012/02/13/1988110/bond-would-help-schools-programs.html