Equipment purchases for the new Georgetown ISD Future Ready Learning Center set to open in August were approved March 19. GISD trustees greenlit the use of up to $1 million in bond funds for shop equipment to serve the district's career and technical education programming.

Two-minute impact

Trustees gave the okay for district staff to purchase the following pieces of shop equipment to support CTE education at the FRLC:
  • Tool boxes
  • Small tools
  • 3D printers
  • Laser cutters
  • Metal lathes
  • Large format plotters
  • Vacuum formers
  • CNC mills
The contract will be executed with ATC as the vendor, per district documents.

About the program

The FRLC will house a number of programs that aim to prepare students for their lives after GISD, according to district officials.

The upcoming complex will be home to advanced-level career and technical education, or CTE, classes; Richarte High School, the district’s academic alternative school; Bridges 18+, a program that serves students with special needs for up to four years after graduation; the early learning center; and the health and wellness center.