Ruth and Harold Frazier Elementary was recommended by the school naming selection committee and approved by the trustees.
“I remember when I moved here, we had eight elementaries,” Board President Amy Dankel said.
The history of the Fraziers is “amazing” and there are still people living in the community who know the Fraziers, the board commented following the announcement.
MISD board of trustees approved the design and probable cost of the district’s newest elementary school at a Sept. 28 meeting. The project is slated to be complete in June 2023, in time for students to attend during the 2023-24 school year.
The probable cost of the project is approximately $35 million, which includes construction, furniture, permitting and other expenses, Sept. 28 meeting documents showed. This is based on a 60% drawing, which does not include the costs of plumbing, electrical and other building necessities. A guaranteed cost will be presented to the board once a 100% drawing is complete.
The proposed site plan is a one-story building on 12 acres bordered on the south by a future city park.
The main entrance of the school will face Sweetwater Cove. Lady Bird Drive borders the north side of the campus and Backwater Bay Drive on the east.
The school is part of the $245 million capital improvement bond that voters approved in May.
Brooklynn Cooper contributed to this report.