Celina ISD officials have set the maximum price for the district’s fifth elementary school, allowing no more than $42.25 million to be spent on the project.

The district’s board of trustees approved the maximum amount at its Dec. 18 meeting.

The backstory

Funds for the district’s third, fourth and fifth elementary schools were included in the district’s 2019 bond package. Elementary School No. 5 will be located in the Parks at Wilson Creek neighborhood and is expected to open for the 2025-26 school year.

The details

The five most expensive items in the project's $42.25 million budget include:
  • $6.25 million for mechanical and plumbing
  • $5.3 million for concrete
  • $4.87 million for finishes
  • $3.88 million for metals
  • $2.67 million for electrical
District officials have worked with the city and developers to use the dirt fill from other projects in the city for the elementary school, Superintendent Thomas Maglisceau said. This will save the district about $600,000, he said.

“It’s a testament to the relationship we’ve been building with the city and all our developers,” Maglisceau said.