In an agenda item scheduled for Tuesday’s Killeen School Board meeting, school district officials are expected to draw a comparison between renovating Nolanville Elementary School or building an entirely new one.
The district proposes to build a new facility south of the current one, located at 901 Old Nolanville Road in Nolanville.
According to the staff report attached to Tuesday’s meeting agenda, the proposed design would be based on the floor plan of the new Killeen Elementary School, and the total project could cost around $72.5 million. .
Also attached to the agenda item is a comparison between a new facility and a renovation of the current Nolanville Elementary School, outlining the pros and cons of each.
By comparison, the district found more supporters of building a new facility than renovating an existing one. The district argues that the life expectancy of a new school would be between 50 and 75 years, while the life expectancy of the existing one could be an additional 30 years. The current elementary school in Nolanville is 36 years old.
One of the main drawbacks to building a brand new facility is the price, as the district noted that retrofitting the existing facility would cost about $10.5 million less.
If council agrees with the plan to move forward with a new facility, which would be at an upcoming meeting, the district estimated construction could be completed by May 2024.
The district said it is considering either renovation or new construction due to the existing school approaching capacity, combined with anticipated growth in the area.
As of November 18, 2021, enrollment at Nolanville Elementary is 598. With a total capacity of 686, the school has room for another 88 as of this update.
To view the full agenda in advance and to view all attachments associated with the agenda item regarding Nolanville Elementary, go to https://bit.ly/3sCGahR.
The meeting is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Board Room of the District Administration Building, 200 NWS Young Drive, Killeen.