Projects from Bond 2018 continue to move forward with many making significant headway during Summer 2019. These projects, and more that will take shape in the next three years, will impact the entire Round Rock ISD community, which includes more than 50,000 students and 7,000 employees.
Summer 2019 saw projects related to safety and security, technology, capital renewal and replacement and athletics begin at campuses across the District. Summer safety and security projects included the installation of surveillance cameras for portable classrooms and upgrades to campus visitor management systems, which are utilized at each school.
Technology projects included the refresh of student laptop carts and devices and campus and staff devices at various campuses. Fine arts classes will now have the opportunity to utilize technology in daily teaching and learning as iPad carts and devices have been distributed to Fine Arts classes Districtwide.
The District’s bus fleet was also improved with the installation of new cameras.
Much-needed capital renewal and replacement projects also began this summer and included roofing, HVAC and paving improvements and upgrades at campuses and facilities. Playgrounds at Anderson Mill, Canyon Creek, Forest Creek, Bluebonnet and Union Hill elementary schools underwent improvements, including the installation of new playground turf and shade structures.
Projects set to begin in Fall 2019 include the installation of video intercom systems at the front entrances of campuses, installation of panic button solutions in all classrooms, including portables and offices, and the implementation of a student badging system at campuses.
Impacting the technology that classes use daily is the launch of Cafeteria AV/Multimedia System replacements at designated campuses. Several elementary schools will also see the replacement of projectors with Interactive LCD Panels. At the secondary level, the replacement of projectors will begin taking place at Success High School, secondary fine arts classrooms and the new wing at Round Rock High School.
Capital renewal and replacement projects at campuses include the installation of classroom security hardware and the removal of pea gravel at Callison, Chandler Oaks, Cactus Ranch, Teravista, and Voigt elementary schools.
Major facility projects will continue to move along in the design process with some of the facility schematic designs expected to be completed soon and facility drawings (blueprints) to continue to take shape in the coming months . These projects include Phase 4a and 4b of Westwood High School’s Master Plan, Phase 2a of McNeil High School’s Master Plan, the reconstruction of C.D. Fulkes Middle School, the construction of an Aquatics Practice Facility and the District’s 35th elementary school.
As Round Rock ISD moves forward on Bond 2018 projects during the 2019- 2020 school year, the district will continue to share updates with the community. For more news and information that is available 24/7 visit the District’s Bond website.