Argyle ISD

Construction on a new school in Argyle ISD is shown Feb. 11 at the corner of Old Justin Road and Harvest Way, in the Harvest development area. 

ARGYLE — While ducts are put in place and classrooms are getting walls, before a roof is overhead, Argyle ISD has a name for its newest school.

Argyle West Elementary, which was the confirmed name following a unanimous school board vote Monday night, will be home to well over 600 students beginning in fall 2019, with a total capacity of 850.

Despite worries that the new building wouldn’t be finished on time, representatives from Lee Lewis Construction assured Argyle school board members at Monday night’s meeting that construction is moving along on or ahead of schedule.

The new elementary is being constructed to serve students in the growing Harvest Canyon Falls and Trailwood developments.

As a contingency plan in the event that construction isn’t finished on time, construction managers and district administrators are discussing the feasibility of obtaining temporary certificates of occupancy.

Attaining a certificate would mean that students and faculty could start using Argyle West Elementary even though construction might not be completely finished — for example, if the gymnasium or library aren’t ready, but classrooms are.

Students are expected to head to class in the new school on Aug. 19.

MARSHALL REID can be reached at 940-566-6862 and via Twitter at @MarshallKReid.

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