Hays CISD budgets $38 million for new Buda elementary

By Megan Wehring

HAYS CISD — A new elementary school in Buda’s Sunfield development is scheduled to open in August 2022.

The Hays CISD Board of Trustees unanimously approved a total budget of $38.48 million for construction with contractor Bartlett-Cocke. The school is expected to serve as many as 900 students with the average classroom size at 19 for pre-K through first grade and 28 for second through fifth grade classrooms.

Sunfield Elementary School vs. Uhland Elementary School (Screenshot from Hays CISD document)

Teachers can expect to see more planning rooms, staff restrooms, collaboration and life skills space at Sunfield Elementary compared to Uhland. The new school may have a smaller gym but it is projected to have a slightly larger library and dining areas, as well as a significantly larger administration space.

 

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Megan Wehring graduated from Texas State University in May 2020 with a bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication. Wehring has reported for the Hays Free Press/News-Dispatch for a year, covering all things local. This includes city council meetings, town events, education and human interest stories. Previously, Wehring worked at KTSW FM-89.9 (Texas State University's official radio station) for two consecutive years. She was a news reporter, assistant news director and monthly segment producer during her time at KTSW. Wehring is passionate about the local reporter aspect. With a heart for storytelling, she believes that journalists are equipped to share the stories that are most important to the community.

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