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Midlothian ISD eager to move forward with two new campuses

MIDLOTHIAN — Midlothian ISD is tackling some growing pains with the construction of two new campuses. JR Irvin Elementary School is set to open for the 2019 school year, and the district’s third middle school is looking to open in 2020. Funding for both new campuses comes from the 2016 bonds approved by voters by a margin of 58 percent. This portion of the bonds totaled $208 million for the two schools along with additions to Heritage High School, renovations and repurposing of existing facilities, and upgrades to create up to date learning spaces at all campuses. The new JR Irvin Elementary School will be 92,000 square feet and located at 600 S. 5th Street. The last new elementary school that opened was Dolores W. McClatchey for 2016-17 school year. The existing JR Irvin campus will be used as a daycare center and alternative learning center. The use of the alternative learning center has not been defined and will be determined by a committee in the near future. The Midlothian ISD website states that construction on the new middle school is likely to begin by the end of this year with a capacity for 1,200 students. It will be located near Larue Miller Elementary School at 2800 Sudith Lane. The last middle school that was built by the district was Walnut Grove, which opened in 2005. Read stories like this and more in your latest edition of The Ennis News. Be informed, subscribe today!

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