As crews hurry putting final touches on Flores/Zapata, a new elementary scheduled to open this coming school year, school board members and principal Victoria Martinez gave a tour of the new facility.

The project took a little more than eight months to complete and Martinez, just like a kid in a new candy store was estatic on becoming the new principal.

Im just excited, Martinez said. Im ready for the kids and ready for the school year and there are just wonderful things happening here at Flores/Zapata.

Teachers return to work on Aug. 17 while the first day for students is Aug. 23.