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Austin ISD Groundbreaking and Construction Kick-off Celebrations

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May 22, 2024


Austin ISD recently hosted three groundbreaking ceremonies for schools undergoing full modernizations, marking the commencement of the first modernization projects since voters approved the 2022 Bond.

  • The modernization projects aim to create safe, innovative learning environments that meet the evolving needs of our students and community and align with the district’s Educational Specifications.

Two schools also celebrated kick-offs on the construction of the renovations to their open-concept floor plans, adding full walls and doors between learning areas to enhance safety and the overall student experience.

  • Cook Elementary will also receive improvements to outdoor learning spaces and the addition of a dedicated area for a school mental health center and community pantry.

What they’re saying: “As we reflect on our campus’ history and celebrate our 50th anniversary, we are also looking to the future with great excitement,” said Cook Elementary Principal Priscilla Sanchez Emamian. “The improvements planned from the 2022 Bond will make a tremendous positive impact on our students and staff. We can’t wait to see our school’s transformation.”

What's next: Construction on the modernizations of Harris Elementary School, Wooten Elementary School and Sadler Means Young Women’s Leadership Academy will kick off this summer, with Harris and Wooten expected to open in January 2026, and Sadler Means anticipated to open in January 2027.

  • Construction will also begin on the renovations of Cook and Williams Elementary Schools this summer, with anticipated completion before the start of the 2025-26 school year.

Go deeper: For more information about 2022 Bond projects, visit www.AISDFuture.com or message us on Let's Talk by texting (512) 856-6123 or online at https://bit.ly/Letstalkaisdbond

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