Port Neches-Groves to hear site location proposal for elementary school locations
Published 12:17 am Saturday, August 3, 2019
PORT NECHES — Trustees with Port Neches-Groves Independent School District were scheduled to hear, for the first time, possible site locations for four new elementary schools.
A meeting was called for 1 p.m. Monday at the administration building’s conference room, 620 Ave C. in Port Neches. That’s where CBRE/HEERY, the project manager, will present the board with information about the possible site locations and preliminary square footage based on a demographic study report of student enrollment, PNGISD Assistant Superintendent Julie Gauthier said.
Earlier this year, trustees unanimously approved exploring a bond election to be placed on the November 2019 ballot. This stems from previous talks of a possible bond back in 2015 where a facilities committee recommended reducing from six to four elementary schools — with two in Port Neches, two in Groves.
Gauthier said if the proposal were approved the schools would be moved to sites centrally located on district owned property. But one campus — Taft Elementary, would not be rebuilt on site. Although the school is in PNGISD, it is located in the city of Port Arthur.
Trustees will have about a week to absorb the information; it’s set to be on the Aug. 12 agenda for approval. The last day to call for an election is Aug. 19.