Wylie ISD breaks ground on new elementary

ABILENE, Texas (KRBC) - Wylie ISD finds itself in phase one of its construction plans for Wylie East Elementary.

In early September, Wylie ISD broke ground on what it intends to be its newest school that will begin to enroll students in 2018.

"This will have classrooms for Pre-K through (first grade), and administrative offices, cafeteria, a small gym, a kitchen as well," said Joey Light, Superintendent of Wylie ISD.

Phase two of the project relies heavily on the passing of a bond that will be put to a vote on November 7th.

"If it passes, we will start as soon as we can to make this as seamless as a total project as we can," said Light. "It will probably December of November before we can start on phase two."

Wylie ISD is the 17th fastest growing school district in the state of Texas, and it's looking to continue to grow.

"In August of 2018, we think we will have about 410 Pre-K through (first grade) students that will be attending here," said Light.

The location of the elementary school will conveniently be right beside Kirby Lake, which is currently in the early stages of its own master plan.

"We're trying to do a nature park for citizens and people of Abilene to use," said Lesli Andrews, Director of Community Services. "A lot of what this nature park and funding was geared towards younger age children, and with an elementary school being so close where they can just walk across, I think it can do nothing but help the park."


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