SCHRADERGROUP Attends Groundbreaking for Two New Elementary Schools
SCHRADERGROUP (SG) was pleased to be in attendance at the groundbreaking ceremonies for two new elementary schools to be constructed in the Bristol Township School District (BTSD). In 2012, SG was engaged by BTSD to complete a District-Wide Feasibility Study that included existing facility assessments of nine elementary schools, three middle schools, and a high school. After extensive evaluation of options and District cost impacts, it was determined that three new elementary schools would be developed to replace the nine existing and aging elementary structures.
Since then, SG developed designs for the three new elementary schools. The recent groundbreaking ceremonies kicked off construction for the new James Buchanan Elementary School and the new Ralph Waldo Emerson Elementary Schools. Construction on the third new school, Mary Devine Elementary, is slated to begin in later this summer.
The existing District school facilities have been in service for over sixty years. All were originally established as part of the post-war development founded by Bill Levitt as part of the accordingly named Levittown. Long overdue for facility updates, the District now will have the ability to offer 21st century learning environments to the population to support their 21st century education program.
“It’s been an incredibly exciting experience to contribute to this next generation of school facilities for the District,” says firm principal David Schrader. “This is what we are all about – creating the best learning environments possible to meet the needs of today’s students. We are thrilled to see this happening in Bristol Township School District.”