New Eureka Elementary School: Construction Set to Begin
The new, two-story Eureka Elementary School
is designed to accommodate 600 students.
Artists’ renderings for Rockwood’s new Eureka Elementary School were presented to district officials at the board of education meeting Feb. 1.
Construction on the two-story, more than 108,000 square-foot building is scheduled to begin in mid-April. It will be Rockwood’s first new school building since Fairway Elementary in 2004, and it is designed to accommodate about 600 students.
The new Eureka Elementary School building will sit on 13.5 acres on Rockwood Arbors Drive at Workman Road.
“The inside is very open and innovative, by design,” said Rockwood Facilities Director Chris Freund. “There are some extended learning areas outside of each grade level, which are grouped in sections of the building.”
Dickinson Hussman is the project architect.
“The project will be competitively bid mid-February through the beginning of March,” said Freund. “Our intent is to take a contractor to the board for approval on March 22.”
The new facility is scheduled to be ready for the 2019-2020 school year. Voters in the Rockwood School District elected to invest in the new Eureka Elementary School during the 2017 bond issue.
Superintendent Dr. Eric Knost is excited about the educational opportunities the new Eureka Elementary School will offer.
”It’s exciting, and I’m thrilled with the artists’ renderings,” said Knost. “Countless hours of hard work and planning have gone into the design of this beautiful school. This will become our newest building in the district and our Eureka Elementary community will be more than proud to call this their school home.”
Thank you, Rockwood voters! New Eureka Elementary School: Construction Set to Begin