NHISD hosts groundbreaking for new elementary
North Hopkins ISD trustees and administration broke ground on the new elementary school on Monday morning. In the May election voters approved a $5 million bond to build a new elementary on the existing district property on a vote of 81-43. NHISD Superintendent Donna George explained it will help with district growth over the last two years.
“We’re averaging 480 kids. We’ve not been below that the last two years. We were about 450 before that. At one time, we reached 506 this year,” George said, adding that state teacher-student ratios in elementary classes and limited amount of classroom space have made that growth a challenge at times.
George said that expanding the school would house 14 classrooms, add elementary offices and free up space in the elementary wing.