On December 14, the Rockwall ISD Board of Trustees approved plans to begin work on several projects that voters authorized in the November 2015 Bond Election. Rockwall ISD selected three different architecture firms to begin the design work on the upcoming projects. In addition the Trustees heard reports on the expected beginning and completion dates of construction on these projects.
Stantec was chosen to draft plans for Elementary School 14 which was approved by voters in the 2007 Bond Election. The design of the school will be similar to the design for Stevenson Elementary.
Elementary 14 will be located in the southern portion of the district to relieve Amy Parks Elementary which is currently over capacity. The district is currently negotiating on a site for this campus.
Construction is expected to begin in the summer of 2016 with the school opening in the fall of 2017.
College and Career Academy
The Rockwall ISD College and Career Academy will provide junior and senior students at Rockwall High School and Rockwall-Heath High School the opportunity to take specialized Career and Technology courses while also creating additional capacity for the high schools.
The College and Career Academy will be located on John King Boulevard south of Interstate 30.
Huckabee Architects was selected to design the Rockwall ISD College and Career Academy. Construction is expected to begin in the fall of 2016 with the campus opening in the fall of 2018.
New Dobbs Elementary
Rockwall ISD will build a new Dobbs Elementary School at the location of the current Dobbs annex. The current building will then be repurposed for other district uses.
VLK Architects were selected to design the new Dobbs Elementary. Demolition of the Dobbs annex will begin in the spring with construction of the new building scheduled to begin in early 2017. Students would begin using the new building in the fall of 2018.
Other projects approved by voters in the 2015 Bond Election will have architects or civil engineers approved by the Trustees at a later time.