- Aubrey ISD
Aubrey ISD Secures Land for Elementary School No. 3
The Aubrey Independent School District secured 15 acres of land in the Silverado housing development off FM 2931 for the site of the new elementary school, announced Aubrey ISD Superintendent Dr. David Belding.
Aubrey ISD is excited to announce that 15 acres of property is being provided by the developer D.R. Horton for the district’s third elementary school. The District and D.R. Horton finalized the closing of the property on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018. The Silverado housing development has over 3,000 homesites planned with an anticipated 10-year buildout.
The new elementary school has been designed by Huckabee, the District’s architecture firm. The planned 93,820 square foot facility will serve students from pre-K through 5th grade with a total capacity for 770 students.
“We are very excited to begin construction on Elementary School No. 3,” said Dr.Belding. “The current additions and renovations at Brockett and Monaco Elementary Schools will create space for the 5th grade to return to the elementary level for the 2019-20 school year and create much needed space at Aubrey Middle School. Elementary School No. 3 is planned to open for students in August 2020.”
The Aubrey ISD school board approved the Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) for the new elementary school at a recent school board meeting. The plan is to break ground on the property in February or March of 2019.
“We want to thank the community for approving the bond in November 2017 so we can provide world-class facilities for our children. The approval of the bond allows the District to accommodate growth as it comes to our District,” said Dr. Belding.
Over the last several months, a committee made up of Aubrey ISD teachers, parents, staff, principals, and district administrators, have been involved in the planning and design of Elementary School No. 3 with Huckabee and Pogue Construction representatives.
The committee looked at the District’s Strategic Plan and worked with architects to design a building that would support the instructional philosophy and the mission, vision and values of Aubrey ISD. The committee conducted site visits to other districts to gain ideas for the design of the new school.
In design conversations, the committee wanted to make sure the new school would be visually connected to the rest of the District, and elements from the surrounding communities were weaved into Elementary School No. 3.
Huckabee architects traveled around the community, and they used the history of the area, including Main Street of Aubrey and the peanut factory, for inspiration in their designs.
“The work to design all the facility additions, renovations, and new facilities has been extremely rewarding,” said. Dr. Belding. “The committees are all very excited about the final concepts for the different projects and we are eager to have our community see the results of our collective efforts. A special thank you to the board of trustees as they continue to provide excellent leadership as we move forward with the bond projects approved in the 2017 bond election,” said Belding. “Their vision and proactive leadership for the district is coming to fruition.”