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School Board OKs expansion at Mosaic Elementary School

Contract totals $41.4 million, bringing facility to 125,000 square feet

Fairfax County School Board members voted unanimously on an April 13 consent-agenda item to award a $41.4 million contract to Dustin Construction Inc. to expand and renovate Mosaic Elementary School in the Oakton area.

The company’s bid was the lowest of four submitted, with the highest topping out at $47.78 million. Dustin Construction previously has performed satisfactorily on other School Board projects, Fairfax County Public Schools officials said.

The school system will pay for the project using moneys from a 2021 bond. Improvements will include expanding the existing 69,635-square-foot school building, located at 9819 Five Oaks Road, by adding a 55,365-square-foot, two-story expansion, thus bringing the school’s overall floor area to 125,000 square feet.

The addition’s main level will contain kindergarten and first-grade classrooms, three courtyards, a gymnasium, and an expanded cafeteria and library. The second level will provide classrooms for third through sixth grades and special education.

The project, which will increase the school’s capacity from 1,038 students to 1,050, also will expand the parking lot by 55 spaces; install new bicycle racks; build new 5-foot-wide sidewalks along the vehicular entrances; and construct a 6-foot-wide asphalt trail around the playing fields in the north.

Three new play areas will grace the site’s southern portion, including an 11,040-square-foot multi-purpose paved playground with basketball court, 4,095-square-foot paved play area and 6,175-square-foot modular playground.

The expansion project also will build a second vehicular-access point for buses only from Kingsbridge Drive, which will be separate from the kiss-and-ride traffic and provide more ingress and egress for school users and emergency vehicles.

The Board of Supervisors on Feb. 7 unanimously agreed to rezone the 10-acre site in order to permit the expansion.