School Bond 2022 proposes to address aging facilities to provide the best teaching and learning environment for all NISD students.
If approved, the majority of the bond monies would go to improving existing schools, although there is one new elementary school proposed to deal with growth in the western part of the district.
Almost half of NISD’s schools are 30 years or older, the oldest nearly 75 years old. The projects proposed will impact all geographical areas of the district.
“We have said for years that we don’t want zip code to determine the quality of a facility or the quality of a teacher that students are exposed to,” says Dr. Brian Woods, Superintendent. “This work, almost 95 percent of this bond proposal, is meant to meet those goals – to go to those older campuses and bring them up to the same standard as our newer campuses.”
Elements of the proposal include some of the same things that homeowners deal with including replacing air conditioners and heating units, electrical lighting upgrades, plumbing needs, roof replacements, and much more.
Here is a look at the projects proposed in School Bond 2022.
One New School
School Bond 2022 only calls for one new school to help relieve overcrowding in the far west side of the District. The “Village at WestPointe West area” elementary school is slated to open in August 2024.
Renovations, Reconstructions, Upgrades
Almost 95% of proposed projects in School Bond 2022 will address renovations and upgrades at our older campuses.
A significant portion of this work would be directly related to facilities improvements. Some of the projects include:
- Clark High School Fine Arts upgrades
- Glenoaks Elementary School cafeteria and gym replacements
- Powell Elementary School classroom and library replacements
- Westwood Terrace Elementary School cafeteria and gym replacements
- Colby Glass Elementary School classroom replacements
- Valley Hi Elementary School classroom replacements
- Mary Hull Elementary School classroom replacements
- Esparza Elementary School cafeteria and gym replacements
- Colonies North Elementary School cafeteria, gym, and classroom replacements
- Cable Elementary School classroom replacements
- Meadow Village Elementary School classroom, cafeteria, and gym replacements
- Neff Middle School athletics and CTE replacements
- Marshall High School classroom replacements
- Holmes High School cafeteria, kitchen, and athletics replacements
- O’Connor High School: Agri-Science upgrades
For a more detailed listing of proposed projects, visit the School Bond 2022 website at nisd.net/bond.
In Northside, almost half of the schools are 30 years old or older. School Bond 2022 sets aside $207,300,000 to address aging infrastructure on District campuses and facilities.
Chillers, rooftop units, air handling units, boilers, and electrical lighting upgrades are all examples of infrastructure projects. The proposal also calls for plumbing, paving, drainage, tennis court upgrades, and flooring replacements.