Hillsboro School District breaks ground on new elementary school
HILLSBORO, Ore. (KPTV) - The Hillsboro School District held a groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday morning for its newest elementary school.
Ground has officially been broken at “ES29″ - the temporary name for the elementary school in south Hillsboro. The school, which will be located at 7201 Southeast Kinnaman Road, is the final project from the district’s 2017 bond and will cost almost $40 million to build.
The district said the prototype being used to build ES29 was used to build two other elementary schools in the district.
“From this dirt, we fulfill the promise to build a modern educational facility for the students in the south Hillsboro community,” said Mark Watson, who is on the Hillsboro School Board.
Construction on the school’s drop-off parking lot and fencing for its synthetic turf field have already been completed. Now crews are working on the building itself, which will feature a solar rooftop array, STEAM lab, and a gymnasium open for community use.
Bells and whistles aside, Hillsboro Mayor Steve Callaway said he’s most excited about the students who will get to learn at ES29.
“They will become contributors to their communities making them stronger, sustainable in places that we want to live and work,” Callaway said.
While construction crews get to work, the district said it will be working with community members on feedback for the school’s name and mascot.
The school is scheduled to be completed by Sept. 2023.
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