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Texas K–12 District Breaks Ground on New Elementary School

The Elgin Independent School District in Elgin, Texas, recently celebrated a groundbreaking ceremony for a new district elementary school, according to a news release. Trinity Ranch Elementary will serve about 800 students in grades PreK–5 and has an estimated completion date of August 2025. The facility has a construction budget of $33 million and a total project budget of $39 million, the news release reports.

The project is part of a $190-million bond program passed by Elgin voters in November 2021. The district is partnering with Lockwood, Andrews and Newnam Inc. (LAN) as Project Manager for the full bond program, which also encompasses a second new elementary school, upgrades and expansions to Elgin High School, establishing a new district Transportation Center, renovating CTE facilities, and a new multi-purpose activity and event center.

“We are honored to have been selected as the program manager for the Elgin ISD bond program and are excited to kick off the Trinity Ranch Elementary project following the success of the Harvest Ridge Elementary project,” said Tim Strucely, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, LAN Associate and Program Manager. “Our team is dedicated to delivering a high-quality facility that meets the needs of the district and the community.”

The new facility will include amenities like a library, makerspace, music room, art room, gymnasium, cafeteria, and outdoor learning spaces, according to the news release.

“We are thrilled to bring this new elementary school to the community,” said Elgin ISD Superintendent Dr. Jana Reuter. “Trinity Ranch Elementary will provide students with a modern learning environment that is designed to support their academic and social-emotional growth. We are grateful to the Elgin community for their continued support and investment in our students’ futures.”

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