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Posted January 14, 2016

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APS Rebuilding One of its Oldest Schools

Mountain View Elementary hosted a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate its $21 million rebuild and renovation.

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Albuquerque Public Schools Mountain View Elementary hosted a groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday, Jan. 14, to celebrate its $21 million rebuild and renovation. The project, which is scheduled for completion in fall 2017, includes demolition and construction of classrooms, a kindergarten wing, a new cafeteria/kitchen and administrative offices. The project also involves renovation of the media center and mini-gym.

More than 63,400 square feet will be constructed and another 12,355 square feet will be renovated. Mountain View, which opened its doors as a county school more than a hundred years ago, is one of the district’s oldest. The current school buildings are more than 60 years old.

Principal Sara Carrillo was joined at the ceremony by school board members Dr. Analee Maestas, Dr. David Peercy and Peggy Muller-Aragon who all encouraged voters to cast their ballots in the Feb. 2 bond election that would provide $575 million for new and renovated schools, technology, improved safety and transportation, charter schools and more.

The board members pointed out that construction projects like the one at Mountain View don't only improve education for students, they also help the local economy. Dr. Peercy noted that more than 60 percent of new construction in Bernalillo County comes from APS taxpayer-supported projects.

"Go out and vote on Feb. 2. Think about what you're doing. Vote for the kids, vote for the future," Muller-
Aragon said.

Mountain View Project Details:

  • Student Enrollment: 336 students
  • Year Opened: 1910
  • Project Scope: 63,430 square feet to be constructed; 12,355 square feet to be renovated
  • Budget: $21,173,547
  • Architect: Greg Hicks and Associates
  • Contractor: HB Construction
  • Fund Sources: 2010 Bond Election (design), 2013 Bond Election and New Mexico Public School Facilities Authority matching funds
  • Estimated completion: Fall 2017
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