Keller ISD/VLK Architects
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Keller (Texas) board approves designs for 2 replacement elementary schools

Feb. 5, 2020
The new Florence and Heritage elementary schools are scheduled to open in 2021.

The Keller (Texas) board has approved designs for the construction of new elementary schools to replace the existing Florence and Heritage facilities.

The Community Impact Newspaper reports that both elementary school projects are scheduled to be completed in summer 2021, according to district officials.

Featuring almost identical floor plans, both elementary schools will be constructed on adjacent, available property while classes remains in session in the existing facilities.

The cost of both elementary schools will total more than $60 million.

In an effort to replace two aging facilities and meet district long-range planning efforts, both schools will feature a two-story concept that includes a two-story, central library.

Each school will have separate pods for special classes, classrooms organized by pod and grade level, outdoor science learning areas, think spaces, flex spaces and cafeterias close to the administration offices in order to accommodate visiting parents.

The most requested features for the new elementary schools were warm, natural lighting; glass and stone architecture; wide sidewalks and benches; a covered playground and colored glass or a mosaic wall.

The architect is VLK Architects.

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