Round Rock ISD board approves campus infrastructural improvement contracts

Some of these projects have been previously accounted for under the 2018 bond plan, while others were recommended by district staff. (Brooke Sjoberg/Community Impact Newspaper)
Some of these projects have been previously accounted for under the 2018 bond plan, while others were recommended by district staff. (Brooke Sjoberg/Community Impact Newspaper)

Some of these projects have been previously accounted for under the 2018 bond plan, while others were recommended by district staff. (Brooke Sjoberg/Community Impact Newspaper)

At the Oct. 21 meeting of the Round Rock ISD board of trustees, several projects to renovate or improve infrastructure of campus facilities were approved. Some of these projects have been previously accounted for under the 2018 bond plan, while others were recommended by district staff. The projects were approved by consent of the board, along with other items.

Deerpark Middle School underground water tank

Following the failure of an existing HVAC system water separation tank, district staff requested that the leaking tank or pipes be replaced with an exterior tank. The current tank is buried beneath an addition that was constructed around 11 years ago, according to the district, and is underneath a fine arts classroom. Due to difficulty of access to the tank that is original to the Deerpark Middle School construction, staff have recommended it be abandoned and a new tank built into the school’s HVAC system. The replacement was approved for a contract with CORE Construction Services of Texas not to exceed $400,000 and will be paid through RRISD capital projects funds.

Caldwell Heights Elementary School parking

Round Rock ISD will contract with R. L. Hicks L.P. General Contractor for the Caldwell Heights Elementary School parking lot expansion project. This project is part of the 2018 bond. It is unclear how many additional parking spots will be available following completion of the project. This is one of multiple infrastructural and campus improvements designated for Caldwell Heights Elementary School as part of the bond. The proposed cost of the project is $476,882, according to district documents.


Stony Point High School ag barn renovation

A new slab, roof, lighting, fans and insulation will be revamped as part of a project to renovate the Stony Point High School ag barn. The new roofing will be installed over the existing metal panel roof. District staff recommended a $221,700 contract with R. L. Hicks L.P. General Contractor for the project. It is funded through RRISD career and technical education departmental funding.

Round Rock High School CTE automotive project

The Round Rock High School CTE automotive facilities will be getting new LED lighting and fan upgrades as well as additional hand washing stations and lockers. District staff recommended a contract for $261,667 with T.F. Harper & Associates LP to complete the project. Funding for this project comes from RRISD career and technical education departmental funding.

Round Rock High School drainage phase project

Part of the 2018 bond, a project to repair drainage around the Round Rock High School campus was approved by the board. District staff recommended the board approve a $829,371 contract with T.F. Harper & Associates LP for the repairs.
By Brooke Sjoberg
Brooke Sjoberg is the Round Rock reporter for the Round Rock and Pflugerville/Hutto editions of Community Impact Newspaper. She worked for The Gonzales Inquirer, The Daily Texan and The Daily Dot among other publications before coming to Community Impact. Brooke is from Seguin, TX and graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in 2020. Her last name is pronounced Show-burg.


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