Braeburn ES students settling into new temporary campus

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Braeburn Elementary School students are continuing to settle into their new temporary home on the Welch Middle School campus, where they will remain until their flood-damaged school can be rebuilt.

“Students entered the campus excited and ready to start this new school year,” Braeburn Principal Amanda Rodgers said last week as students arrived for their first day of school in the temporary campus.

Braeburn is one of four elementary schools being rebuilt after sustaining significant damages last fall from Hurricane Harvey. The damages were so severe, the campus was forced to relocate.

The school spent last year in the former DeBakey High School for Health Professions. This summer, they relocated again to a more permanent temporary home on the Welch Middle School campus.

Rodgers said it had been all hands-on deck for contractors as they worked diligently to ensure the temporary campus would be ready for students on the first day of school.

Construction is underway at the original building. Demolition of the old structure was completed this summer, and site work is now underway. Construction of the new building will follow. It is set to open its doors to students in January 2020.

The new school will feature open, brightly colored learning spaces, large windows with abundant natural light, and extended learning spaces throughout the building for individual and group collaboration.

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