Georgetown ISD broke ground on the new Everett L. Williams Elementary School on June 18.
The school, located on Rockride Lane near the new Fairhaven housing development, will open in fall 2020 and hold 850 students.
“It’s a great day because ... the growth in this quadrant of land has forced us to open schools a lot faster than we thought,” GISD board President Scott Stribling said. “The amount of growth that we’re seeing—that want to be a part of Georgetown, that want to be a part of Georgetown ISD—is impressive.”
Funding for the school’s construction will be paid through the $160.5 million school bond voters approved in 2018. The school's design was funded through the 2015 bond. The estimated construction cost of the project is $30.3 million.
GISD Superintendent Fred Brent said the Patterson family, who has owned the property since 1948, sold the land to the district.
“For them to embrace the concept of having an elementary school on their family property just says a lot about their commitment to Georgetown ISD and the sense of community that we love about Georgetown,” Brent said.