The 2017 JISD Bond is a proposal for voters' consideration on the May 6th election ballot. The Judson ISD Board of Trustees called for the bond in its February 2017 regular meeting. It involves construction at Veterans Memorial High School. JISD invites everyone to two 2017 Bond Forums that will be held next week. The first will be at Veterans Memorial High School - Cafeteria on March 29, 2017 at 6:30-7:30 pm. The second will be at Woodlake Hills Middle School – Cafeteria on March 30, 2017 at 6:00-7:00 pm. These forums will be information and the public is invited to hear the details of the proposal and ask questions.
Bond Forum 1: Veterans Memorial High School - Cafeteria, 7618 Evans Rd, San Antonio, TX 78266 6:30-7:30 pm
Bond Forum 2: Woodlake Hills Middle School – Cafeteria, 6625 Woodlake Pkwy, San Antonio, TX 78244 6 to 7 pm
New Elementary School 1 – Escondido North Site
In our effort to keep the community informed, here are the updates on where we are with the 2016 Bond Projects. The Board of Trustees approved Stantec Architect Firm for the Escondido North Elementary site school design at the October 2016 board meeting. To receive feedback from parents and staff members, the principals at Rolling Meadows Elementary and Copperfield Elementary schools posted a survey to solicit community input. We have completed negotiations with the architect firm to change the design in areas that need enhancements based on faculty and community input.
Kirby Middle School, Kitty Hawk Middle School, & New Elementary School 2 – Wortham Oaks Site
Architectural rankings for selection of the Kirby and Kitty Hawk Middle School renovations and the building of Wortham Oaks elementary site have been completed and will be presented to the Board of Trustees for review and approval at the upcoming board meeting on December 15, 2016. After the selected architect firm has completed a design for both projects, construction companies can submit proposals. We will submit a ranking selection of those companies to the Board of Trustees for approval and construction will begin afterwards. The estimated completion of construction for the Escondido North and Wortham Oaks elementary sites will be August 2018 - December 2018. The anticipated completion dates for Kirby Middle and Kitty Hawk Middle School renovations will be in December 2019 - May 2020.
Elolf Elementary School, Hopkins Elementary School, Judson High School - Agriculture Complex, & Woodlake Hills Middle School
Construction phases are just about to launch for the security vestibules located at Elolf Elementary and Hopkins Elementary schools over the winter break. In addition, the bidding process has started for the minor renovations planned to the existing Judson High School Agriculture Complex. Chiller replacements at Elolf & Woodlake Hills Middle School were awarded to T.D. Industries and installations are scheduled for Spring Break.
Wagner High School
Finally, a lighting retro-fit-proposal has been received for the replacement of the existing corridor lighting fixtures at Wagner High School, and coordination with the procurement department is currently underway.
In an effort to keep the community informed we would like to give you a brief update on where we are with the 2016 Bond projects. Currently, the Board of Trustees has approved the architect firm for the Escondido North Elementary site school design. A survey to the communities of Rolling Meadows and Copperfield Elementary schools will be sent out by the principals of those campuses to solicit input. We are under current negotiation with the architect to change the design in areas that need improvement based on faculty and community input.
Architectural rankings for selection of the Kirby and Kitty Hawk Middle School renovations and the building of Wortham Oaks elementary site have been completed and will be presented to the Board of Trustees for review and approval in December 2016. Once the board has approved the ranking of the architectural firms for these projects, we can begin negotiations for project designs. After the designs are completed for all of these projects, construction companies will submit proposals, and construction begins afterwards. The estimated completion of construction for the Escondido North and Wortham Oaks elementary sites will be August 2018 - December 2018. Anticipated completion of the Kirby and Kitty Hawk Middle School renovations would be in December 2019 - May 2020.
In addition, construction phases are just about to launch for the security vestibules located at Elolf and Hopkins Elementary Schools and the bidding process has started for the minor renovations planned to the existing Judson High School Agriculture Complex.
Judson ISD voters approved the construction of two new elementary schools in the district in the last bond election...one on the north end and one on the south end. For those who are wondering where these locations are, there are some new signs that identify where the schools will be built over the next year or so. One will be constructed on the far north end in the Wortham Oaks area and the other on the south end in the Escondido community in Converse near FM 1516 and IH 10. These two schools will really help out where we are growing. It'll be great seeing them go up over the next many months.
Judson ISD voters approved $214 million of the 2016 Bond in an important election that will be instrumental in the positive direction of the education of our students. The following message is one of appreciation from JISD Superintendent Dr. Carl A. Montoya to voters who both participated and supported the bond.