Construction is weeks away from being complete on Argyle ISD's newest campus, Jane Ruestmann Elementary, which will serve prekindergarten through fifth grade students.

The campus is part of the 2022 bond package, which funded building new schools to accommodate the expected enrollment increases over the next decade, according to the district’s 10-year strategic plan. The campus is situated along Cleveland Gibbs Road in Northlake.

The details

After a beam-signing event in March, which saw the school's soon-to-be principal meet with parents and students who will attend the school, the district was able to expedite construction and plans to have a certificate of occupancy by July, per district documents.

“We’re almost done, [just] a couple more weeks,” Construction Manager Jeff Koehn said during a June 17 meeting school board meeting.

Crews are adding the finishing touches to the project, striping the parking lot and beginning site cleanup with furniture expected to be delivered in the first week of July, Koehn said.

The district will begin moving staff belongings to Jane Ruestmann on July 15, which should allow teachers to start setting up by the end of the month, Koehn said.

“The timeline is exciting,” board President Sam Slaton said. “It's fortunate that the teachers will be able to get in on time.”

Going forward

After the new school opens in August, the district plans to hold a formal dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the campus Sept. 25, Superintendent Courtney Carpenter said. Jane Ruestmann, the school’s namesake and a former AISD teacher of more than 40 years, will be in attendance.