October 15, 2014This article is the third in a series of articles written to inform voters of the 2014 Corsicana ISD Bond Proposal on the ballot for Nov. 4. More information can be found at www.cisd.org/2014 bond.
CISD BOND and CAMPUS RENOVATIONSRenovations to existing CISD campuses are components in the Corsicana ISD Bond proposal. All campuses in this bond require necessary repairs and updates to the structure and infrastructure of each campus.The Facilities Study and Planning Committee assessed campus needs by category. The categories included: Safety and Security, Educational Adequacy, Building Systems and Components, and Site Work.
Building Category Allocated Bond Allotment
Safety and Security: Adding secure entry vestibules, site fencing, keyless entry systems, etc.
$7.12 MillionEducational Adequacy: Addressing undersized classrooms, kitchens, and other space on campus. $5.79 Million
Building Systems and Components: roof, exterior walls, major systems (electrical and mechanical) and interior finishes (flooring, paint).
$12.63 MillionSite Work: Walkways, drives, parking and improving vehicular circulation for drop-off and pick-up. $1.82 MillionAll these categories were taken into consideration for each CISD campus in the planning process and determining the cost consideration for each campus.
“By completing these projects we reinvest in our students’ learning environment, protect assets, provide safe facilities for students and staff, ensure appropriate climate control and give students a renewed space for learning,” said Dr. Diane Frost, superintendent for CISD.
The following chart indicates the amount of dollars earmarked for renovations at each campus:
CISD Campus Earmarked Allocation Bowie Elementary $3.1 Million Carroll $4.1 Million Fannin $2.7 Million Navarro $2.0 Million Sam Houston $2.7 Million Collins Middle School $4.7 Million Corsicana High School $8.1 Million
Drane Intermediate School is not included in this bond package. “Necessary renovations to Drane will come from other funding sources. As we move the 5th and 6th grade students to Collins, we will transition Drane to use for other educational purposes such as a pre-kindergarten center and home for the elementary Gifted and Talented program,” said Frost.
Early voting begins Oct. 20. For additional information concerning the CISD 2014 Bond, log on to www.cisd.org/2014 bond.