New Construction

California Elementary School to Break Ground

The Folsom Cordova Unified School District in Folsom, Calif., is set to break ground on its newest elementary school, according to local news. The groundbreaking ceremony for Alder Creek Elementary School will take place at 5 p.m. local time on Tuesday, May 15, and the new facility is scheduled to open in time for the 2024–25 academic year.

The facility will stand two stories and cover 71,000 square feet, the Sacramento Bee reports. It will have the capacity for about 764 students in grades TK–5.

The district granted final approval for the project at a board meeting in late March, according to ABC10 News. The school’s construction is part of a wider master plan spanning 3,585 acres across the Folsom Ranch Development area. ABC10 News also reported separately that the community is planned to include three other elementary schools, one middle school, and a high school.

According to the Folsom Times, the district partnered with Rainforth Grau Architects for the project’s design. Plans for the site include a sports field, asphalt recreation and play areas, basketball courts, and room for later additions of portable buildings and a student care center. The contractors for the project have been named as Roebbelen Contracting and Lease Leaseback.

Funding for the project is coming from a combination of Measure M Bond state funds, general obligation bonds, and developer fees, the Folsom Times reports.

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