Keller ISD administrators and teachers joined local and state leaders along with Parkview students and families to celebrate the dedication of the new Parkview Elementary School building, located at 6900 Bayberry Drive in Fort Worth, on Nov. 16.

The backstory

A district website states that the original school building was constructed in 1980. Demolition of the original building began in the summer of 2021, which included tearing down one of the two gymnasiums and a small classroom section.

The project included three specific phases, according to a school website:
  • Phase 1: installing construction fencing, temporary bus route/parking, portable classrooms and demolition of the northeast wing of the school
  • Phase 2: constructing approximately 90,825 square feet of the new building on the southwest portion of the campus
  • Phase 3: demolition of the remaining school structure, except for the southernmost portion, which was renovated. Phase 3 also included parking and site improvements.
The details

Constructing the new building was part of the Keller ISD 2019 bond. According to a school website, replacing the existing school was identified as a high-priority item within Keller ISD’s Long-Range Facility Plan that was approved by the board of trustees in May 2019.

According to a district website, the bond—which passed with 53.46% of the vote in November 2019—provided $315 million for capital improvement projects. The budget for the new Parkview Elementary School building was $33.31 million.

Besides the new Parkview building, other schools that were replaced as part of the 2019 bond included:
  • Florence Elementary School
  • Heritage Elementary School
  • Whitley Road Elementary School