Construction continues on Rockwood's newest school, the new Eureka Elementary, a 108,000 square foot facility which will accommodate about 600 students and be located just east of Six Flags.
"All the structural steel is up and the building footprint is evident," said Rockwood Facilities Director Chris Freund. "The kindergarten wing is enclosed with brick and you'll see windows in there shortly."
Freund said work continues with mechanical, electrical and plumbing in the new school.
"Our goal is to get it under roof as soon as possible, heading into the winter months," said Freund. "We're still projecting to be complete by the middle of next summer. A June finish date is our goal."
District officials are planning to open the new building for the 2019-2020 school year.
Rockwood Superintendent Dr. Eric Knost said, "The new Eureka Elementary will allow for enrollment increases and will bring an exciting new learning environment for our students."
Eureka Elementary Principal Lynn White said, "We are excited to move together to a larger building which will include innovative learning areas and collaborative spaces. Our staff and community put a lot of time and consideration into the design process to create a school that will meet students' needs now and in the future."
The new Eureka Elementary School will sit on 13.5 acres at the intersection of Rockwood Arbor Drive and Workman Road. It is the district's first new school building since Fairway Elementary in 2004.