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Overton Park Elementary School Groundbreaking

What: Groundbreaking ceremony for Overton Park Elementary School
When: Thursday, June 6 at 10 a.m.

Where: Corner of Briarhaven and Kingsridge roads, next to Congregation Ahavath Sholom, 4050 S Hulen St, Fort Worth, 76109

Who: FWISD Superintendent Dr. Kent P. Scribner, Board of Education members, several students from nearby Tanglewood Elementary, student vocalist from Monnig Middle School, Junior Cadet Corps from McLean Middle School, and Paschal High School Jazz Band

Summary: The Fort Worth ISD will conduct a groundbreaking for Overton Park Elementary School on Thursday, June 6 at 10 a.m. The ceremony will be held at the new site at the corner of Briarhaven and Kingsridge roads. Presentations will be held under a tent by the Congregation Ahavath Sholom parking lot, and the groundbreaking itself will be on the school site a few feet away.

Weather plan: We are watching the weather closely and feel positive we will hold the event outdoors as scheduled. If there is a light rain, the event will be held outside. If there is heavy rain, the event will move inside Congregation Ahavath Sholom. The event will be rescheduled if there is severe weather. Check Fort Worth ISD social media, Tanglewood social media, and the Fort Worth ISD app for any updates to our schedule. There will be livestreaming of the event, which could be impacted by weather.

The YouTube Live link can be found on FWISD EDTV YouTube Channel at Look for FWISD Overton Park ES Groundbreaking 2019 starting at 9:45 a.m. 

Officially the stream will go live at 10 a.m., Thursday, June 6 (with a test signal available at 9:45a.m.)

The new facility will sit on 5.98 acres that were once part of the historic Edwards Ranch. The school will serve pre-kindergarten through fifth grade and can accommodate 550 students.

Several Tanglewood Elementary students will attend the groundbreaking, as they will be Overton Park campus leaders when the school opens in August 2020.

Overton Park Elementary School will accommodate four classrooms per grade for pre-kindergarten through fifth grade and will include spaces for physical education, music, science, art and more.

The construction budget of $25 million is comprised of Capital Improvement Funds approved by voters in 2017.

New construction facts:

Number of students: Approximately 550
Grades: PK – 5
Construction completion date: Summer 2020
Owner’s Representative: PROCEDEO
Architect: Bennett Benner Partners
General Contractor: Steele & Freeman


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