District’s 16th elementary school seeing construction progress
As part of the second phase of its 2015 bond issue, Broken Arrow Public Schools is seeing construction progress on its 16th elementary school.
“With over half of the district’s growth at the elementary school level, we are excited to see development on our 16th elementary school,” Broken Arrow Public Schools Executive Director of Construction Bob Tolomeo said. “Our partners GH2 Architects and Manhattan Construction are doing a great job creating an environment that our students will feel safe and thrive.”
The new elementary school, which has not yet been named, will open for the 2020-21 school year. It will be located near Northeastern State University-BA and the Broken Arrow Events Park at 101st and the Creek Turnpike.
The site will accommodate approximately 600 students in kindergarten through fifth grade and will include 28 classrooms, a media center, art and music classrooms, a full-size gymnasium and a tornado safe room.
“In addition, this school site will contain a cistern and wind turbine in an effort to start introducing students to STEM (science, technology, engineering and math),” said Tolomeo. “A cistern is a water collection system, and it will use rain water gathered from the roof to irrigate some of our landscaping. The wind turbine will be used as a learning tool to teach students about energy conservation. We are excited about both of these features.”
For more information about the 2015 bond issue, please visit www.baschools.org/2015bond.