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  • Katy ISD breaks ground on Elementary No. 41

    June 15, 2017
    By: Houston Chronicle

    The drum roll from the Seven Lakes Junior High School band marked the official May 31groundbreaking on Elementary No. 41, which is set to be built in the community of Cross Creek Ranch.

    This new campus is being made possible in part from savings from the 2014 bond which totaled $748 million and will serve to address growing enrollment taking place in the Katy Independent School District. The campus is set to open in fall 2018.

    "In this area, we have four elementary schools which have opened up within the last five years and all of them have exceeded maximum capacity," said Superintendent Lance Hindt. "Elementary No. 41 will probably also open up near maximum capacity."

    Newly appointed Katy ISD Board of Trustees President Ashley Vann, along with other board members, also participated in the commemorative event.

    "The growth you see here in Katy serves as a testimony to the community, the culture and the legacy that we have built here together," said Vann.

    According to the Cross Creek Ranch website, the 144,303-square-foot, two-story campus is designed to accommodate 1,030 students and follows the construction standards and functional academic space seen in two of the district's newest schools - Jenks and Bethke elementary schools.

    The project was bid in March with an estimated cost of $25.9 million.

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