New Acton Elementary Opens Just in Time for First Day of School
In front of a packed auditorium of students, families, staff and local dignitaries, Duncanville ISD Board President Renee McNeely cut the ribbon signifying the official opening of the new Acton Elementary School.
“Moving into the new school means the beginning of a new chapter,” said Acton 2017 campus Teacher of the Year, Lucy Hampton. “We are creating a legacy for many students to come.”
Acton is the second elementary school built under the $102 million dollar bond overwhelmingly supported by the Duncanville community in 2014. Bond funds provided for expansions at two additional Duncanville ISD campuses as well as upgrades in technology and security at all campuses.
Duncanville ISD Superintendent Dr. Marc Smith thanked the bond committee and community leaders who developed the bond plan. With the completion of the new Acton Elementary School, Dr. Smith said, we are now seeing that vision brought to reality.
“Back in 2014, this community overwhelmingly voted to put kids first and saw a need to address aging facilities and our schools in Duncanville,” Mrs. McNeely said. “The opening of this beautiful building signifies that we are near the end of this journey, and what a way to end.”