Austin: 143,000-SF elementary school's transformationAustin: 143,000-SF elementary school's transformationhttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=35022014-07-29T16:25:00Z2014-07-29T00:00:00Z

AUSTIN - Jaime D. Padron Elementary School — located in a retrofitted campus that was once the site of a warehouse — will open in August, Principal Rafael Soriano said.

Formerly known as North Central Elementary School No. 2, the Austin ISD school is one of a few facilities constructed as part of the district’s $343.7 million 2008 bond program.

The 7.6-acre campus will include a 143,000-sf school with 57 classrooms. The school features large classrooms, colored hallways and three playground areas, as well as a basketball court, track and picnic tables. Teachers will be using new technology in the classroom.

Principal Soriano noted students attending the school will mostly come from Wooldridge and Cook elementary schools, both of which are over capacity and have several portable classrooms on campus.

The facility also features a 245-kilowatt solar array on the roof that will be tied into the main electrical service for the campus.

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