This school year, Gattis Elementary School students are spending recess on new playgrounds, funded by a one-time allocation. The funds help the playground meet current ADA requirements. Much like the old playground, this one features a slide, hanging bars and climbing accessories.
The Cedar Ridge High School cafeteria sound system will receive an upgrade that will give the widely-used space an acoustic boost for students, faculty and district staff. The plan to upgrade the system and speakers is part of a $150,000 one-time allocation from Bond 2014.
The Voigt Elementary School blacktop will undergo a transformation into a garden with funds provided by Bond 2014. The new garden is part of a study conducted by the University of Texas at Austin, and funded by a grant from the National Institutes of Health. The program, TX Sprouts, will explore whether growing fruits and vegetables and learning nutrition and cooking skills can improve health and reduce childhood obesity.