Fort Bend ISD breaks ground for Elementary 50 in Grand Vista Community

(Submitted photo) Shown breaking ground for Elementary No. 50 are, from the left, Ron Holleyhead, manager of projects, Jacobs Engineering Group; Bill Lyle, project manager, Jacobs Engineering Group; Oscar Perez, FBISD interim chief of operations; Dr. Charles Dupre, FBISD superintendent of schools; KP George, FBISD board member; Grayle James, FBISD board member; Kristin Tassin, FBISD board president; Aaron Johnson, Cadence McShane superintendent; Colby Rose, Cadence McShane vice president; and Huckabee principals John Haskew, Michael Lovaglio and Gary Blanton.

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Shown breaking ground for Elementary No. 50 are, from the left, Ron Holleyhead, manager of projects, Jacobs Engineering Group; Bill Lyle, project manager, Jacobs Engineering Group; Oscar Perez, FBISD interim chief of operations; Dr. Charles Dupre, FBISD superintendent of schools; KP George, FBISD board member; Grayle James, FBISD board member; Kristin Tassin, FBISD board president; Aaron Johnson, Cadence McShane superintendent; Colby Rose, Cadence McShane vice president; and Huckabee principals John Haskew, Michael Lovaglio and Gary Blanton.

Construction crews are hard at work at the site of Fort Bend ISD’s Elementary School 50, which will support student growth in the west side of the district.

The elementary project is included in the 2014 Bond Program and was designed in accordance with the FBISD board-approved elementary education specifications to include 21st century learning concepts to encourage collaboration and inspire learning.

Cadence McShane Construction Company, LLC is overseeing construction for the school designed by Huckabee Architects. The two-story, 119,786 square-foot campus will be located in the Grand Vista subdivision, near the northeast corner of Beechnut Street and Harlem Road, and the construction cost is $25.8 million.

Fort Bend ISD board members and district administrators witnessed the progress being made during a groundbreaking ceremony held on the site on Aug. 11. During the ceremony, construction crews continued their progress to stay on schedule for the opening of the school in August 2017.

Fort Bend ISD representatives expressed appreciation to everyone involved in the planning, design and construction of the new school, including the FBISD Design and Construction Department led by Oscar Perez, Jacobs Engineering Group Program Director Ron Holleyhead, the Bond Oversight Committee, Cadence McShane Construction Company and Huckabee Architects.

“We appreciate all of the hard work that has gone into planning Elementary 50,” said Kristin Tassin, FBISD board president. “The Bond Oversight Committee, architects and contractors have put in lots of long hours and time to develop this school that will soon be home to many of our students.”

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