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Clark County (Nev.) district will begin construction of 4 replacement schools

April 2, 2021
The schools are expected to open in 2022, and the old facilities will be demolished.

The Clark County (Nev.) district  will begin construction this summer on replacements for four schools.

The Las Vegas Review Journal reports that the replacement projects at Harmon, Ira J. Earl and Gene Ward elementary schools, and Fremont Middle School will be funded by the district’s 2015 capital improvement program.

The new facilities are scheduled to open in summer 2022. The old buildings will be demolished. Ira J. Earl students and employees will be temporarily displaced next school year to Heard Elementary School’s campus about a mile away. Harmon and Gene Ward will remain in their existing facilities while construction is underway on new facilities on the properties. It’s unclear whether Fremont students will stay on campus next year or be displaced.

A 107,855-square-foot Ward Elementary School will be built on a turf field west of the existing school.

Ira J. Earl Elementary will be a 93,490-square-foot, two-story facility with four structures, including classroom buildings, an administration building and multipurpose building. The existing opened in 1964.

Fremont Middle School’s existing building, constructed in 1955, will be replaced by a $45.6 million facility, which will be a K-8 school.

Harmon Elementary, which opened in 1972, will get a new $46.9 million building.

Another project slated for completion in summer 2022: a new Global Community High School facility, with an estimated cost of about $29.9 million. The school district also is wrapping up replacement school projects at Ferron, Harris, Hoggard, Tate and Sandy Valley elementary schools. Students will be in the new facilities in August.

Two new schools also are opening that month — Gunderson Middle School in southwest Las Vegas and Brown Elementary School in Henderson.


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