Harris Elementary School

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As part of the 2022 Bond, Harris Elementary School will receive a full modernization of the existing campus at its current location. The new building will feature flexible learning spaces to support a variety of learning styles, designed by and for the Harris community. Project design will begin spring 2023 and the modernized campus is anticipated to open in spring 2026. 

Follow the link to view the campus FAQ in Spanish

Anticipated Project Timeline

*This schedule is subject to change and will be updated quarterly.

Community Meeting Update

Harris Elementary School's construction community meeting was held on Tuesday, May 7, 2024. 

  • The project team, Joeris General Contractors and LPA Design Studios presented information on the construction impact and milestone schedule.
  • The community was informed about the transportation plans for the off-site swing space at the former Sims Elementary School site. Community members are invited to an informational session about swing space transportation on Aug. 13.
  • Some images of the school’s design shared during the meeting are pictured below. More detailed renderings can be located within the meeting presentation.

Some images of the school’s design that were shared during the meeting are pictured below. More detailed renderings can be located within the meeting presentation.

rendering of school entrance
rendering of school map
rendering of library

 

Meeting Item  English  Spanish
Recording Meeting Recording 05/07/24 (ENG) Meeting Recording 05/07/24 (ESP)

Presentation

Presentation 05/07/24 (ENG)

Presentation 05/07/24 (ESP)

For meeting materials from earlier community meetings, please visit the document archive. To view the recorded presentations from previous meetings, see links below:

Zoila Cardenas, Principal 

Paola Arroyo, Teacher

Liliana Batista, Teacher

Jessica Cardova, Teacher

Michelle DeVall, Teacher

Brandi Juarez, Parent 

Jessica Maldonao, Parent 

Judi Rockman, Community Member 

Katie Rose, Parent

Ragnav Rowland, Teacher

Stephanie Schmid, Teacher

Vanessa Torres, Teacher

Sonya L. Wyatt, Asst. Principal 

Jennifer Yom, Teacher 

Historically Underutilized Business Program (HUB)

Austin ISD's Historically Underutilized Business Program is committed to advancing equity in contracting, ensuring HUB firms can compete fairly and participate in construction-related, bond-funded projects. The HUB Program is a core business strategy for the district, formally adopted by the trustees in August 2016. A HUB is a business that is 51% owned, managed and controlled by a minority or woman — groups that are historically underrepresented in architecture, construction and other professional services. Austin ISD supports one of the most comprehensive public school HUB programs in the nation, providing tools for minority- and women-owned businesses to do business with the district.

Sustainability

Sustainability is a top priority for all projects implemented through the 2022 Bond. The standard for all full modernization projects will be to reach Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) and Austin Energy Green Building (AEGB) certifications.