Zachary Kolda Elementary School will be the newest elementary school in the Corpus Christi Independent School District and is located on the rapidly developing south side of Corpus Christi. The school as named after a local young hero who was recently killed in action in Afghanistan, Cpl. Zachary Kolda. Kolda Elementary will accommodate up to 800 students, grades Kindergarten through 5th, and around 100 faculty and staff. The facility will be about 88,996 SF and constructed on a 20.3 acre site. The school’s design is based on a “prototype” design by Gignac & Associates, which was modified and optimized for site and circumstances. The site will include the 1 story school building, a covered play area, and outdoor athletic fields. The program includes a library and a “cafetorium”, which can be isolated for community use, as well as standard and specialized classrooms.