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Texas School District Breaks Ground on Seventh Elementary School

The Royse City Independent School District in Royse City, Texas, recently broke ground on the district’s seventh elementary school, according to a news release. The school will be named with community input later this year and was part of a bond from May 2021. The district partnered with VLK Architects for the school’s design.

The news release reports that the school’s design is a prototype that VLK designed for the Ruth Cherry Elementary School replacement campus that opened last fall. Amenities include a modern library, updated finishes, and an angled climbing surface with a small, built-in slide. The building will host students in grades K–2 on the first floor and students in grades 3–5 on the second floor.

“VLK was honored to take part in the groundbreaking for the next Royse City ISD elementary school alongside community members, district representatives, and Northstar Builders,” said VLK Architects Principal Ross Rivers. “As a result of the strong partnership between RCISD, VLK, and Northstar, this new facility is another step in accommodating the growth and continued success of the Royse City Independent School District.”

The campus is scheduled to open its doors to students in August 2024.

“We are proud to break ground on our seventh elementary school,” said Royse City ISD Superintendent Kevin Worthy at the groundbreaking ceremony. “As a fast-growth school district, our partnership with VLK Architects is greatly valued. We’re able to collaborate on what is best for our community, students, and staff. We look forward to naming this new school over the summer, and we anticipate a beautiful space that invites learning, friendships, and lifelong memories.”

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