BOND 2019 PROJECTS
Improve the AISD’s existing high school buildings with a wide range of lifecycle and condition renovations. Examples include mechanical, electrical and plumbing renovations, interior renovations, accessibility improvements, restroom renovations, site improvements, paving improvements and more. Improvements to athletics and fine arts facilities include replacing field turf, resurfacing tracks, upgrades to gymnasiums and tennis courts, auditorium finishes and fine arts rehearsal spaces.
Bring all school introductory career tech spaces up to the same high standard. This would include renovations to Arlington, Bowie, Lamar and Seguin high schools to create welding, construction or culinary labs as needed.
Create capacity for high-demand career and tech programs with a classroom addition to the AISD Dan Dipert Career and Technical Center.
Renovate current softball practice fields at all high schools to competition standards. Renovations would include seating, restrooms and concession stands. Currently, high school softball teams play their games at the AISD Softball Complex.
Three competition fields are needed for our six high schools. The AISD owns Wilemon Field and Cravens Field and rents UTA Maverick Stadium. Access to UTA Maverick Stadium is going away, so the district needs a replacement competition venue. Renovate Martin High School's existing practice field to be the third varsity competition field.
Provide continuity of program access for fine arts/dual language students, now currently in elementary school, by building an addition at Arlington High School to house a new fine arts/dual language high school.
Improve the AISD’s existing junior high buildings with a wide range of lifecycle and condition renovations. Examples include mechanical, electrical and plumbing renovations, interior renovations, accessibility improvements, restroom renovations, site improvements, paving improvements and more.
Provide continuity of program access for fine arts/dual language students, now currently in elementary school, by renovating Gunn Junior High to house a new fine arts/dual language junior high academy. Students from Corey and Jones Academies would have the option to attend this new junior high academy.
The current Carter building is 61-years old and has significant condition needs. The site is undersized and erosion in the adjacent creek impedes site use. There is not room for a track around the football field or ample parking. The District proposes to rebuild Carter where Knox Elementary is currently located, a site that is more centrally located to the Carter student population and large enough to accommodate all program offerings.
Renovate all junior high fields to allow junior high teams to host competitions on their campuses. The renovations would provide restrooms, concessions, ticket booth and storage.
Right-size Bailey Junior. Enrollment exceeds capacity, and four temporary buildings are required to house students. Build an addition to house classrooms, a new kitchen and cafeteria. Eliminate the temporary buildings.
Improve the AISD’s existing elementary buildings with a wide range of lifecycle and condition renovations. Examples include mechanical, electrical and plumbing renovations, interior renovations, accessibility improvements, restroom renovations, site improvements, paving improvements and more.
Rebuild Webb, Thornton and Berry elementaries as comprehensive elementary schools on their current sites. The three schools are an average 62-years old and have significant condition needs. Close Roark and Knox elementaries, also old facilities with significant condition needs, and rezone their students to surrounding schools, including the brand new schools.
The AISD is implementing full-day Pre-K as required by the state. Classrooms for approximately 4,100 full-day eligible Pre-K students need to be created or renovated through existing surplus and additions, according to individual campus needs. Renovations include adding bathrooms to classrooms and furnishings to customize classrooms for our youngest learners.
Provide standard playgrounds with age-appropriate equipment and shade structures at all elementary schools. New playgrounds would be installed at all elementary schools. Each elementary would have a playground for younger students (grades PreK-3) and one for older students (grades 4-6). Playground and equipment will be ADA-accessible.
Replace inadequate gymnasiums at elementary schools with a standard elementary school gym.
Improve the AISD’s existing support facilities with a wide range of lifecycle and condition renovations. Examples include mechanical, electrical and plumbing renovations, interior renovations, accessibility improvements, restroom renovations, site improvements, paving improvements and more.
A two-phase plan has been developed to demolish and rebuild the AISD’s aging and inadequate Service Center. Phase One calls for transportation and security facilities to be razed and rebuilt and would include additional covered bus parking and employee parking.
Renovate two floors of the Enterprise Center to relocate academic services departments in one location, provide districtwide training space and house a back-up location for the district’s network servers. Sell or repurpose buildings vacated following the relocation of the academic services departments.
Funds will address needs related to technology and security infrastructure, device replacements and district technology standards. Additional security cameras, controlled access points and upgraded security systems will be installed at all campuses.
Funds will provide new instruments, including replacement pianos, risers, uniforms, theater equipment, and visual arts equipment and work surfaces.
Purchase new school buses and service vehicles. Twenty-two small shuttle buses will be purchased for efficient transportation of small groups of students.
Acquire any property needed to support the projects listed above.
• Fine Arts
• Safety, Security & Technology
The fine arts portion includes: theater equipment and black boxes, instruments, visual arts equipment and work surfaces, piano replacements and uniforms for marching bands, drill teams and choirs.
Safety, Security & Tech
The safety, security and technology portion includes: additional security cameras and upgraded alarm systems, districtwide communications system upgrade, network infrastructure, device replacements and strategic 1:1 (student devices).
The transportation portion of the bond includes new buses, shuttle buses, service vehicles. Also included are new vehicles and trailers for the Dan Dipert Career + Technical Center, the Agricultural Science Center, high school bands and security.
The facilities portion includes: new construction, condition needs and life cycle improvements for all schools, new playgrounds at all elementary schools and facility upgrades for fine arts and athletics.