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Aldine ISD to build new elementary on northside

During the Nov. 19 Board meeting, Trustees approved Deputy Superintendent Dr. Archie Blanson’s recommendation to build a new elementary school on the north side of the district.

The school will be located at the district’s Cypresswood Pointe location and is scheduled to open at the start of the 2015-16 school year. The project will cost approximately $15 million and will be funded by the bond referendum that AISD voters passed in May of 2007.

Dr. Blanson and the district’s area superintendents have held several meetings to address student growth on the north side of the district (Nimitz area). After reviewing data, it was determined the fastest growth in that area is at the elementary school level. Dunn Elementary School, Jones Elementary School and Magrill Elementary School all have approximately 1,000 students and each is growing. Several neighborhoods in the FM 1960/Treaschwig area are expected to build 1,300 homes over the next two years.