September 14, 2015
Earth-moving going well at school site, as crews bring in thousands of truckloads of fill dirt to raise elevation before construction can begin.
Project Manager Roger Wilder and Kilby Elementary Principal Amy Jordan look over the site of the replacement school.The School Board, other elected officials, and members of the school community are expected to attend a groundbreaking ceremony for the Kilby Elementary replacement school on Friday, September 18 at 9:30 a.m.
The event is open to the community. Overflow parking will be available at Grace Lutheran Church, 1601 Prince William Parkway, with shuttle bus service to the school provided by the School Division.
Overcoming challenges of topography for new school sites is all in a day’s work for the PWCS Office of Construction, none more so than for the Kilby Elementary replacement school. PWCS project manager Roger Wilder said it will take “thousands” of loads of dirt and be time-consuming, but that has been factored into the construction timeline.
“We plan to have most of the construction completed in the winter of 2016, with a projected move-in during winter break,” Wilder said. “After that, we will focus on tearing down the old building.”
Principal Amy Jordan sees the progress daily, and students and staff keep their eyes on the construction as well, she said.
“Everyone is so excited,” Jordan said. “We can hardly wait.”