Uvalde CISD Moving Forward Foundation

Renderings unveiled for new elementary school in Uvalde, Texas

Jan. 20, 2023
The school will replace Robb Elementary School, where a mass shooting in May left 19 students and 2 teachers dead.

A nonprofit group leading efforts to build a new elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, has unveiled renderings of the planned campus.

KENS-TV reports that he Uvalde CISD Moving Forward Foundation, the nonprofit collecting the funds to build the school. plans to have the campus done by 2024, and that it's expected to accommodate 800 students.

The school will replace Robb Elementary School, where 19 students and two teachers were killed in May 2022 when a gunman entered made his way into the school and opened fire. The district plans to demolish the Robb campus, and the foundation was formed to raise funds for a new building.

The new 120,000-square-foot school will be nearly twice as big as Robb Elementary.

Security is a top priority in the school's design. It will have fencing around the play fields, keyless entry points, 9-foot-tall privacy gates, a secure waiting space at the front of campus for visitors and a new road to help first responders gain access the school.

Other planned features of the new campus: an air-conditioned gym, two playgrounds – including one for children with special needs – and an outdoor courtyard in the middle of campus.

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