A new K-8 school in the southeast corner of the Wichita district moved a step closer to completion Wednesday with a chilly groundbreaking ceremony that included the planting of daffodil bulbs at the site.
“These flowers will bloom this spring, and they will remind us we have to be patient,” said Superintendent John Allison. “The end result will be worth the wait.”
The $16 million school is being built to relieve crowding in the district’s southeast quadrant, particularly at Seltzer Elementary. It is scheduled to open in the fall of 2012.
It is the second new K-8 school to be funded by a $370 million bond issue that voters approved in 2008.
The school will feature three classroom wings, a library, an 800-seat auditorium, music suites and a gymnasium that will serve as a storm shelter. It is designed to eventually become a middle school as district growth demands.
GLMV Architecture designed the project. Straub Construction Co. is the contractor.
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