Students are out and construction crews will soon be in at Silverdale Elementary.
Over the next year, crews will transform the school.
The school will be larger, safer and more inviting. The new entrance will allow staff to better see visitors. The school will have more parking. The main building will be nearly 3,000 square feet bigger. More windows will let in natural light.
The school hosted a groundbreaking ceremony on June 17 to celebrate the work.
“Thank you to our community for supporting this much-needed renovation,” said Superintendent David McVicker.
Voters approved a capital projects levy in 2011. The levy funds work across the district. John D. “Bud” Hawk (formerly Jackson Park) Elementary was rebuilt in 2014.
Students will attend “host” schools for the 2015-16 school year. The move reduces distractions and improves student safety during construction. Students will go to Ridgetop Middle, Silver Ridge and Cottonwood elementary schools.
Silverdale will reopen in fall 2016.
“It will be wonderful to see the building reflect the beauty (of students and staff) that’s inside of it,” said Principal Ninette Rivero.