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Elementary #1 Highlights:

  • The new elementary school will be constructed on the current Olmsted site and will be a 2-story, 4-section building (i.e. each grade level will have 4 sections).
  • The main entry will be on the north side of the building with a safe and secure vestibule/double entry system.
  • Preschool will have its own entrance and own play space with K-5 having a separate play area.
  • There will be a separate bus drop off/pick up area from the main entry drop off/pick up lanes.
  • Students and educators can enjoy outdoor learning opportunities in the courtyard nestled between the two main wings of the building.
  • In case of a severe weather emergency, the school will be equipped with a safe room that all students and staff can take shelter inside.
  • A natural palette for the exterior with subtle use of color will welcome families into a school full of natural light and flexible spaces that are conducive to supporting learners now and into the future.
  • Construction will begin June 2019 and will be completed in the summer of 2021 in order to welcome students and staff for the 2021-22 school year. During the 2-year construction phase, Olmsted students and staff will be relocated to Jensen Elementary and Karen Acres Elementary.

Elementary #1 Estimated Costs:

  • Total estimated costs for the design and construction of elementary #1: $29 Million. This will be funded through general obligation bonds.