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Bond Implementation Schedule Unveiled by Spring ISD

HOUSTON - Feb. 16, 2017 - Spring ISD Board members were given an implementation timeline of bond projects Thursday during the monthly work session. The projects which include new buildings, technology upgrades and purchases as well as deferred maintenance projects were outlined in the $330 million bond referendum approved by voters last November.

“More than 80 percent of the bond’s resources are for projects that directly impact students,” said Superintendent Dr. Rodney E. Watson. “A new middle school, additional instructional technology, a new campus for Roberson Middle School, three ninth-grade centers and the expansion of full-day prekindergarten programs are all in support of our goal of increasing student achievement.”

Although no building construction projects will begin in 2017, other district improvements are already underway, including several infrastructure projects – to support new instructional technology in our classrooms – and the purchase of new school buses to support the increased transportation services.

The complete bond implementation timeline:

In 2017:

  • Technology infrastructure
  • Begin expanding prekindergarten
  • Purchase police command center
  • Purchase new school buses for increased transportation services
  • Begin safety and security upgrades
  • Verification of technology devices
  • Ongoing deferred maintenance projects

In 2018:

  • Begin purchase of technology devices
  • Continue to expand prekindergarten programs
  • Continue safety and security upgrades
  • Ongoing deferred maintenance projects

In 2019:

  • Dekaney Ninth-Grade Center will be completed
  • New campus for Roberson Middle School will be completed
  • Continue to expand prekindergarten programs
  • Replacement stadium will be completed
  • Ongoing deferred maintenance projects

In 2020:

  • Spring High School Ninth-Grade Center will be completed
  • Westfield High School Ninth-Grade Center will be completed
  • Middle School #8 will be completed
  • Continue to expand prekindergarten programs
  • Ongoing deferred maintenance projects

According to Spring ISD Chief of Operations Mark Miranda the timeline is estimated based on several variables, including weather, procurement, construction timelines and district priorities.

For more information about the Spring ISD bond projects vist www.springisd.org/bond2016.




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