February & March Construction Update: Ruby Bridges Elementary

Ruby Bridges hallway

Construction at Ruby Bridges Elementary continues both inside and out. 

In February, flooring was installed in many sections of the building, as were light fixtures. Casework and other finish work is ongoing. Some of the rockery on the accessible playground was placed during the month also. 

Planning Principal Cathi Davis held the school’s first information night at the end of February, where she shared school visioning, building design, and program opportunities for family engagement in the school planning process.

In March, the final paving and striping of the parking lot is nearing completion, pending acceptable weather conditions. Landscaping was completed. The outdoor light poles on the site were installed and the motion sensors are working. The team continues to work on the access control for the building. Inside the building, flooring and finish work is ongoing.

During April, the gas meter is expected to be set and the asphalt on the playground will be laid. Commissioning the building will ramp up as well. As the weather improves, there will be more activity on constructing the accessible playground. 

This project was made possible by the generous support of Northshore voters, who approved the 2018 bond.

Continue to follow the school’s progress by visiting our construction page or by viewing the live construction camera.

Ruby Bridges exterior landscaped and striped