We are working with the construction manager, Gilbane Building Company, to minimize disruptions to the operation of the current West El during construction. Gilbane will be limiting its site activities during morning drop off and afternoon pick-up.
Moreover, the construction process will be of great interest to the students, and thus some building concepts will be incorporated into the curriculum where appropriate. One or two members of the engineering/design team may be invited to explain the project to students in grades 4 and 5 and to answer their questions. Watching the new school rise from the earth may spark some students’ interest in exploring engineering careers. Other students may find inspiration for authentic learning projects or topics for capstone projects.