Georgetown ISD completes third project from November 2018 bond

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Georgetown ISD is moving forward with 2018 bond projects.

David Biesheuvel, Georgetown ISD’s executive director of construction and development, presented a bond projects update to the district board of trustees Sept. 16.

Heating, ventilation and air conditioning units, as well as roof replacements, have been completed in five buildings across the district, Biesheuvel said. Some of the buildings received both repairs, while others may have only received one repair, he said.

Voters approved a $150.5 million bond package in November 2018. The project was allocated $19.5 million in the bond package and was completed under budget, Biesheuvel said. This is the third bond project the district has completed.

“It’s not something that is visible all the time, not always glamorous but something that will extend the life of our buildings,” Biesheuvel said.

Biesheuvel also updated the board on its purchasing of school buses.

Biesheuvel said the district will have 33 new buses delivered by December. Of those, 21 were purchased using the $2.1 million allocated bond money, and 12 will be provided through a Texas Commission on Environmental Quality grant, he said.

In other business:

  • The GISD board of trustees named the new cosmetology lab hosted at East View High School as the Logan Family Cosmetology Center. Gordon Logan, the founder and CEO of Sport Clips, was also recognized for his help in starting the program. Sports Clips donated resources, including supplies and guidance on how to set up the program. The program opened to students this fall.
  • The board nominated Harry Gibbs, Rufus Honeycutt and Charles Chadwell to the Williamson Central Appraisal District board of directors. The WCAD appraises residential and commercial properties within the district limits.
  • The district is closed Sept. 23 for a staff professional learning day. Fall break is from Oct. 11-14.

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Ali Linan
Ali Linan began covering Georgetown for Community Impact Newspaper in 2018. Her reporting focuses on education and Williamson County. Ali hails from El Paso and graduated from Syracuse University in 2017.
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