Work is progressing at Scarborough Elementary School with the building foundation and hollow core plank installation now complete.
Installation of the first and second-floor slabs are in progress.
Scarborough is one of four elementary schools — including Braeburn, Mitchell, and Kolter — being rebuilt as a result of damages sustained in 2017 during Hurricane Harvey.
Scarborough Principal Miriam Medina said the news of the construction progress has made the school community feel a sense of anticipation.
“The excitement has not faded,” Medina said. “The Scarborough Elementary community waits patiently for the new campus to be completed.”
Scarborough’s $23 million facility will accommodate about 750 students. The two-story 91,300-square-foot building will feature open brightly-colored learning spaces, large windows, abundant natural light, and extended learning spaces throughout the building for individual and group collaboration.
HISD trustees voted in December 2017 to rebuild the schools after facilities assessments found significant property damage, as well as a strong need to raise the elevation of the buildings to prevent potential future flood damage.
The construction projects are being constructed by Construction Manager at Risk Satterfield & Pontikes Construction.
Scarborough is temporarily located at the former Terrell Middle School, where they will remain until their new facility opens in 2020.
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