Fruits of the $132 million bond election passed in November 2014, are developing around the district. Construction projects are on time and will be ready for the 2017-2018 school year, when a historic grade realignment is set to take place.
Hammer, backhoe and drill sounds can be found all around Bryan ISD as building projects are coming together.
The new press box at Merrill Green Stadium has been delighting fans during regular season games and playoff games. Sul Ross Elementary students, teachers and staff are enjoying the food coming out of their recently remodeled kitchen. And, SFA student-athletes are excelling in their newly refurbished gym.
Additionally, the new Bryan ISD Performing Arts Center (PAC), once called the Bryan Civic Auditorium, opens at 6 p.m. tonight for a free grand-reopening performance at the historic building.
Upcoming projects to be completed in the spring include building additions and renovations at Henderson, Crockett, and Ross Elementary that are ahead of schedule. The quick progress will allow staff to begin moving in furniture to their new space in May before the projects are scheduled to be complete in the summer. Additionally, SFA Middle school staff are scheduled to start moving in their instructional materials in June.
Renovations at Rudder High School and classroom additions to Jane Long and Sam Rayburn Middle School were granted at the Oct. 17 board meeting. Those projects should progress on time if they follow the lead of all the other projects in the November 2014 bond election. That’s music to the ears of Jeff Windsor, director of construction.
“Right now we’re rocking and rolling on everything we have,” Windsor said.
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