groundbreaking for new elementary school
Superintendent Jesús Chávez and school board members broke ground on the district’s 32nd elementary school Tuesday.
The school, scheduled to open for the 2011-12 school year, will be 110,000 square feet, with a capacity for 900 students. The school, at 2850 Paloma Lake Blvd., was budgeted to cost $24.1 million to build. However, because the prices of steel, iron and other construction materials have dropped in the past year, actual construction costs are expected to be $13.3 million, leaving $10.8 million in savings that might be used toward future bond projects.
A name for the campus has not been selected, but nominations will be accepted in the fall.