School improvements for West Elementary, funded by the 2014 Bond program, are underway.
The work at West will be done in two separate stages. The first, which started with demolition on Feb. 6, is to add two STEM labs and a strings room and to enlarge the security vestibule. To make the two STEM labs, the current science room and two adjacent classrooms will be combined and renovated. The current strings room will also be completely renovated with a new ceiling, wall finishes, acoustic wall panels, flooring, marker boards and tack boards.
The second stage, in 2019, will include a series of life-cycle and deficiency upgrades.
Student safety will always be the number one priority. All of the construction will be completed either when school is not in session – in the evenings or on weekends – or in cordoned-off or locked areas. In addition, all construction workers are required to pass a background check before they work at West or any AISD campus.