Next NBISD elementary school campus to begin construction this summer

Work on a new NBISD elementary school campus is to begin this summer. (Warren Brown/Community Impact Newspaper)
Work on a new NBISD elementary school campus is to begin this summer. (Warren Brown/Community Impact Newspaper)

Work on a new NBISD elementary school campus is to begin this summer. (Warren Brown/Community Impact Newspaper)

Work on a new elementary school in New Braunfels ISD is set to begin later this summer.

The campus is expected to accommodate approximately 850 students and will replace Carl Schurz and Seele elementary schools, which were built in 1935 and 1950, respectively.

During the April 11 New Braunfels ISD board of trustees meeting, board members selected Cadence McShane as the contractor for the project.

The district received 10 proposals from contractors by March 2.

Funds for the school were included in the NBISD 2018 bond election with $29 million set aside for its construction. The final cost of the contract with Cadence McShane is $27,362,822, according to the district.


According to the district, the school will replace the existing Ninth Grade Center, located at 659 S. Guenther Ave., New Braunfels.

Demolition of the current building is anticipated to begin in late July or early August, and the campus is slated to open in August of 2023.
By Lauren Canterberry

Reporter, New Braunfels

Lauren joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in October 2019. After graduating with a degree in journalism from the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia, Lauren was a freelance journalist and worked as a college English teacher in China. At CI, Lauren covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in New Braunfels.