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Katy ISD Breaks Ground on Wolfe Elementary Replacement Campus

The ground has officially been turned for the replacement campus of one of Katy ISD’s oldest elementary campuses, Wolfe Elementary.  The campus, originally built in 1969, was approved for an entirely new building in the 2010 Katy ISD Bond Election. The new campus will serve approximately 500 students in grades K-5, and is expected to be completed in July 2012.

Representatives from Katy ISD administration, the Katy ISD Board of Trustees, PBK, Tellepsen and the Wolfe Elementary community turned the soil in at the new campus location in an exciting groundbreaking ceremony last week.

“A great amount of effort went into bringing us together to officially begin work on this new campus,” says Katy ISD Assistant Superintendent Marcy Canady.  “Back in 2006, a roof replacement was allocated for this campus; but, due to continued discussions about other structural and mechanical issues with the building, it was determined that replacing the campus would be a less expensive option.”

The replacement campus is being built just a few yards away from the current campus, but will remain fenced-off for safety precautions during construction.  PBK Group is the contracted architect and Tellepsen is the contracted construction company for the Wolfe project.

“This campus has a lot of history in the Katy area and, in some cases, there have been three generations of families who have walked the halls at Wolfe,” says Wolfe Elementary Principal Dr. Jacob LeBlanc.  “The new campus represents the continued commitment from this community to education, and I look forward to seeing even more generations walking the new halls in 2012.”

Katy ISD Superintendent Alton Frailey adds, “I appreciate the community members who championed this project from the beginning. The Wolfe Elementary project is a great example of a community coming together for a common goal.”

To view photos from the groundbreaking ceremony, click here.  For updates on the Wolfe Elementary replacement campus project and other Katy ISD bond projects, visit www.katyISD.org/BOND2010.

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