New schools named for founding fathers of NEF

September 23, 2015

Trustees voted to name Northside’s newest elementary schools after two founding fathers of the Northside Education Foundation.

Randall H. Fields and Bennie L. Cole were instrumental in the creation of the Northside Education Foundation which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. Since its founding, NEF has awarded more than $2 million in teacher grants. Both also served as Northside Trustees.

Fields Elementary School, formerly known as “FM 471 N. area #3” elementary school, is located at 9570 FM 1560 North. It is funded by School Bond 2014.

Cole Elementary School, formerly known as “Village at WestPointe E. area” elementary school, is located at 2252 Talley Road. It is funded with savings from School Bond 2010.

Fields and Cole elementary schools will house 800 students each.

 

             Bennie L. Cole                                            Randall H. Fields