PROVO — Drew Daniels will be the first principal at the new elementary school being built in the Lakeview neighborhood and scheduled to open next fall.

Daniels is currently principal at Grandview Elementary, which will close at the end of the school year.

Provo School District Superintendent Randy Merrill announced Daniels' assignment Thursday.

At the October Board of Education meeting, when members voted unanimously to close Grandview, Grandview teachers asked Merrill to make Daniels principal of the new school.

Last school year, Merrill told the faculty they could transfer to the Lakeview school as a group.