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.
This is just a reminder that Early Voting has started and will run from April 25-30 and May 2-3, 2016. The 2016 JISD Bond is on the ballot and we want to encourage you to vote. Below are the Early Voting times and sites for your convenience.
Voters participating in the 2016 JISD Bond Election must reside within the Judson ISD boundaries.
Please make sure you bring your voter registration card and a valid ID.
Early Voting Times
Mon., April 25 thru Fri., April 29 -- 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Sat., April 30, 2016 -- 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Sun., May 1, 2016 -- CLOSED
Mon., May 2 thru Tues., May 3 -- 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Early Voting Sites
Judson Middle School -- 9695 Schaefer Rd
Kirby City Hall -- 112 Bauman
Kitty Hawk Middle School -- 840 Old Cimmarron Trail
Rolling Meadows Elementary -- 17222 FM 2252
Universal City - City Hall -- 2150 Universal City Blvd.
Judson ISD wants to thank everyone who participated in the series of three Bond Advisory Committee Meetings. There was a lot of good information in these meetings, great ideas and important perspectives from staff and especially the community. All of this information will be brought to the JISD School Board at a special meeting on Tuesday, January 26th, 6:00 pm at the ERC Boardroom. The proposals will be discussed and the board will clarify the need for a bond. If a bond is called by JISD, it will likely come during the February18th Regular JISD Board Meeting. If you missed the last meeting, below is a link to the summary. Thank you to everyone who gave their input and time.