At its June 14 meeting, the MISD Board of Trustees approved the schematic design for Elementary School #34 to be built south of I-20 in the southeastern portion of the school district. The site for a school and adjoining park lies in a newly developed residential area of Mesquite bordered by Shannon Loop, Chantilly Road and Park Vista Drive.
Based on the Hanby Elementary School two-story plan, the new school will accommodate 1,000 students, said WRA Architects Principal Graham Baumann during his presentation to the Board.
Special features of the campus include:
- A playground and learning courtyard located at the back of the school fenced for student security.
- A 3/4-mile walking trail that connects the school and adjoining park.
- A playfield, backstop and space for a lighted playground and lighted basketball courts to be provided by the City of Mesquite.
Construction will begin April 2022 with an anticipated completion date of August 2023. Funds from the 2018 Bond will be used to complete this project.