The ground has been broken and hopefully there will be a new elementary school standing in 13 to 17 months.

Hatton and Sims Elementary Schools were distroyed during Hurricane Ike, Sept. 13, 2008. Hatton was torn down to make way for the new Bridge City Elementary School which will house students from both Hatton and Sims.

The school is being paid for with $8.6 million in grant money from the state, plus reimbursements from insurance and FEMA.