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Fox Chapel Area School District
611 Field Club Road / Pittsburgh, PA 15238 / 412.963.9600

Kerr Construction Updates

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Welcome to the Kerr Elementary School Construction Website! Here, the Fox Chapel Area School District will provide periodic updates on the progress of the building of the new Kerr Elementary School. The project will tentatively go out to bid in the spring of 2018, with construction happening in 2018-2019. It is anticipated that the school will open in the late summer or fall of 2019.

Kerr Site Plan

Click below to see the latest Kerr site plan. (As of December 12, 2017)

Kerr Landscape Plan

Click below to see the Kerr tentative landscape plan. Please note that this plan is subject to change. (As of December 12, 2017)

Kerr Site Design Images

Click below to see the Kerr site design images.

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Background Information

Click below to see an article on the Kerr Elementary upcoming construction, as well as an update on the construction at our other schools from the district's fall 2017 IN Fox Chapel Area Magazine.

Click below to see an article on the planning for the new Kerr Elementary School from the district's summer 2017 IN Fox Chapel Area Magazine.

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Kerr Elementary Project Timeline

Here is the timeline for the Kerr Elementary School project. 

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Meet a Member of the Team

Canzian/Johnston & Associates are serving as the project architects. Click below to read a bio on Dan Macek, project architect.

Meet Another Member of the Team

Thomas & Williamson are serving as the project managers. Click below to meet Jon Thomas, a co-founder and president of Thomas & Williamson.

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Prior Public Information Meetings

The Fox Chapel Area School District has already held three public information sessions (April 25, June 14, and August 24) on the Kerr Elementary School project to inform school neighbors and other interested residents on the construction details. All of these meetings have enabled the district administration and the project architects to hear from residents and to take into consideration their comments and suggestions. The district plans to have another public information meeting in the early months of 2018.

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Kerr Act 34 Hearing – December 11, 2017

The Fox Chapel Area School District administration hosted an Act 34 Hearing on the new Kerr Elementary School project. The meeting was held December 11, 2017, at 7 p.m. at Fox Chapel Area High School in the large group instruction room. The hearing included discussion from the district’s solicitor, the construction manager, architect, and financial consultant.

Click the link below to download a written copy of the Kerr Elementary School Act 34 Hearing presentation.

Kerr Act 34 Booklet

Click the link below to learn more about the Kerr Elementary School construction project and Act 34 Hearing that took place on December 11, 2017.