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Doors at the brand new H.T. Faulk Elementary are open

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Posted at 11:45 PM, Aug 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-23 00:45:46-04

ARANSAS PASS, Texas — A new school in Aransas Pass is ready to open their doors to teachers and students.

Construction has been completed at H.T. Faulk Elementary school.
 
The project has been in the making for years but has experienced delays.
 
Right before Harvey hit the area the foundation for the new campus was in place but once the storm came, the base of the school was wiped out.
    
Teachers say this new school is an upgrade for everyone.
 
After seeing the destruction Harvey left, many teachers Faulk Elementary School did not know what to do next
 
“My room looked like it had grass growing in it, it, had so much mold on the floor,” says Mrs. Naomi Nobbie kindergarten teacher for Faulk Elementary School.
 
Yet throughout it all students worked very hard in the classroom.
 
“They just came in every day and tried their very best and we finished the entire year with 6 weeks less at the beginning of the year,” says 2nd-grade reading teacher Rebecca Able.
 
“Showing up at the school air conditioning units are on the street, hallways are knee-deep of water, and we were just already excited about this building starting, and so we had to start from scratch what our current school and then move on to this meanwhile all my staff and students lost their homes,” says Faulk Elementary School Principal Jason Mansfield.
 
But now there is new hope.
    
Construction of the new campus is done with several upgrades like state-of-the-art technology, a media room, and an area for students who suffer from high anxiety.
 
Teachers also say they are grateful to walk into the new campus with wide eyes and that the students now have an upgraded learning environment.    
 
“So this is a brand new beginning for not only us teachers but for the students as well,” says Nobbie.

The new school year will begin Monday, August 26th.