Dedication set for new Boise elementary school

Posted at 11:00 AM, Feb 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-27 17:38:28-05

BOISE — A dedication ceremony is scheduled to be held Thursday for the new state-of-the-art Whittier Elementary School in Boise.

The event is open to the public and will run from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the school, located at 301 N. 29th St.

“This 2017 bond-supported project provides students with a new, modern, state-of-the-art educational facility with larger classrooms, more technology, and improved safety and security features to help students learn in a safe, secure and supportive environment,” said Boise School District spokesman Dan Hollar in a news release.

The 68,000 square-foot, two-story school features 25 Kindergarten through 6th Grade classrooms, two resource classrooms, a pre-school classroom, a music room, a library, a cafeteria and a gymnasium.

The building’s exterior is masonry construction with low slope membrane roofing to complement the old Whittier Elementary building, a portion of which will be retained and remodeled for a new Community Center. “The new Whittier Elementary School site has been improved with separate drop-off areas, playfields, student areas and extensive landscaping has been designed to create exterior learning spaces,” Hollar added.

Following the ribbon cutting ceremony, officials will conduct public tours of the new school.

(photo courtesy: Dan Hollar/Boise School District)