Members of the Frazier family, community leaders and special guests participated in the groundbreaking for the district's newest elementary school in Trinity Falls.
The project is being funded by the 2021 school bond program.
Ruth and Harold Frazier Elementary will be located at the intersection of Lady Bird Drive and Blackwater Bay Cove in north McKinney.
The school is being built on part of Heritage Farm, land that has been in the Frazier family for over 150 years.
Ruth and Harold were both McKinney ISD educators and committed to investing in young people in the community of McKinney throughout their lives.
The new school bearing the Frazier name will “serve as a testament to their lifelong investment in the young people of McKinney and the surrounding area,” according to the press release.
Ruth and Harold Frazier Elementary will be 106,500 square feet and will include: 57 teaching spaces, one art classroom, one music classroom, one science classroom, one makerspace table, six collaborative learning areas, kindergarten and special education suites, gymnasium, library, cafeteria with stage, full service kitchen, security vestibule and two separate play areas, according to the press release.
The school is projected to be completed in June 2023 in time for students to attend for the June 2023-24 school year, according to a prior Community Impact Newspaper story.