Norman Elementary School is among the first of 17 campuses across the district where construction will begin as part of the 2017 bond.
Projects within the bond will support the district’s vision to reinvent public education by creating 21st century learning spaces which include bright, collaborative spaces, state-of-the-art technology, outdoor classrooms and community spaces.
The Austin ISD Board of Trustees approved Norman as the site of a $25 million investment, affirmed by voters, at its regular meeting March 26. The funding will completely modernize the campus in northeast Austin, near U.S. Highway 183 and Techni Center Drive on Tannehill Lane.
While Norman is among the first campus in the entire district to begin modernization, school communities across AISD are in the “design process.” This action helps to identify the needs of students and staff in preparation for approved construction. Future east Austin campuses slated for modernization and reinvention include:
The $25 million Eastside Memorial Vertical Team Elementary Modernization project, which will construct a single, modernized elementary school to serve the Metz, Sanchez and Zavala elementary school communities,
“Modernizing our campuses has been a years-long process and I am proud we are hitting a major milestone in our efforts,” said Reyne Telles, Executive Director of Communications and Community Engagement. “The Facility Master Plan, which included input from thousands of community members, outlined our vision and the 2017 Bond has helped us realize our future.”
Campus communities have been engaged in the planning process since the passage of the bond, including visiting local school districts that have recently opened modernized school buildings.
“This is an exciting time in Austin ISD as we reinvent the urban school experience,” Associate Superintendent Gilbert Hicks said. “Creating these modernized learning spaces and opportunities for students is going to be both challenging and inspiring for our district.”
The Modernized school at Norman Elementary is scheduled to open August 2020. Learn more about the 2017 Bond at AISDFuture.com.