Caldwell Foundation Gives $2.3 Million To Caldwell Elementary Arts Academy - KLTV.com - Tyler, Longview, Jacksonville |ETX News

7/20/05-Tyler

Caldwell Foundation Gives $2.3 Million To Caldwell Elementary Arts Academy

A hefty donation means more space and more students at one Tyler School.

The Caldwell Foundation plans to donate $2.3 million to the Caldwell Elementary Arts Academy. It will be used to build 13 additional classrooms and more than 19,000 square feet in additional space.

Principal Rebecca Clapp was ecstatic about the news.

"Unbelievable, absolutely unbelievable," she said. "We didn't know. No one knew before right now.
So, we are just so excited. I can see (the students and staff) now, jumping up and down, that we're going to be able to continue what we started here at Caldwell."

"There has always been a demand for Caldwell Elementary School," said TISD Superintendent Dr. David Simmons about the school's enrollment. "What this will do, it won't allow us to serve every child perhaps, but this will greatly increase our capacity to serve the children that reside in this area and families that want to transfer children under a magnet transfer."

"The emphasis for the foundation is on education and the quality of life and education of children," said Dr. Michael McArthur, Chairman of the Board for the Caldwell Foundation.

Since 2002, Caldwell has been named one of the best school's in the state. Wednesday's donation was the second phase of a $4 million donation in 1999 from the foundation to renovate the school.
TISD hopes to complete the construction in time for the 2006-2007 school year.

Maya Golden reporting, mgolden@kltv.com

  • NewsMore>>

  • East Texas teams join in on Miracle Treat Day

    East Texas teams join in on Miracle Treat Day

    Thursday, July 27 2017 11:17 PM EDT2017-07-28 03:17:39 GMT
    Ever heard the saying, "treat yourself"? Well today was the perfect day to do it, because two East Texas teams paired up with local Dairy Queens to raise money for the Children's Miracle Network.  Serving guest at the drive-thru and enjoying some ice-cream themselves, John Tyler Lions and Tyler Lee Red Raiders football took part in Miracle Treat Day.  A five dollar donation was worth a small blizzard. Who can feel bad about eating one of those ...More >>
    Ever heard the saying, "treat yourself"? Well today was the perfect day to do it, because two East Texas teams paired up with local Dairy Queens to raise money for the Children's Miracle Network.  Serving guest at the drive-thru and enjoying some ice-cream themselves, John Tyler Lions and Tyler Lee Red Raiders football took part in Miracle Treat Day.  A five dollar donation was worth a small blizzard. Who can feel bad about eating one of those ...More >>
  • Longview man sentenced to 38 years for shooting, choking his ex-wife

    Longview man sentenced to 38 years for shooting, choking his ex-wife

    Thursday, July 27 2017 11:16 PM EDT2017-07-28 03:16:17 GMT
    Jose Isabel Garcia (Source: Gregg County Judicial Records)Jose Isabel Garcia (Source: Gregg County Judicial Records)

    An East Texas man has reached a plea agreement of 38 years in prison in the case of aggravated assault with a weapon to his ex-wife.

    More >>

    An East Texas man has reached a plea agreement of 38 years in prison in the case of aggravated assault with a weapon to his ex-wife.

    More >>
  • Camp Coverage: Teammates back Ezekiel Elliot and look forward to another great season from Zeke

    Camp Coverage: Teammates back Ezekiel Elliot and look forward to another great season from Zeke

    Thursday, July 27 2017 10:59 PM EDT2017-07-28 02:59:04 GMT
    KLTV StaffKLTV Staff

    Despite having a possible suspension hanging over his head, Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott's teammates say the 2016 1st round pick is extremely focused on football and building upon last year's success.

    More >>

    Despite having a possible suspension hanging over his head, Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott's teammates say the 2016 1st round pick is extremely focused on football and building upon last year's success.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly