2 bond project updates OK’d at Grapevine-Colleyville ISD trustees meeting

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The Grapevine-Colleyville ISD board of trustees approved two updates to the district’s bond projects at their meeting April 23. GCISD Chief Operations Officer Paula Barbaroux and Superintendent Robin Ryan detailed the updates and their respective costs to the board Monday night.

1. Cooling towers at Colleyville Heritage High School and chiller at Grapevine High School

The board approved a guaranteed maximum price to replace a failing HVAC cooling chiller system at Grapevine High School and to install two cooling towers at Colleyville Heritage High School and add air conditioning to the Main Distribution Frame room located on the third floor of CHHS. This is the room that houses the district’s backup network operations center. The board approved bids for the project and a GMP of $586,117.

“This project is within budget,” Barbaroux said.

The work is to be accomplished this summer.

2. Automatic external defibrillators added

The district also approved a motion to purchase six automatic external defibrillators for four campuses, as recommended by the American Heart Association to provide medical attention within 90 seconds. These defibrillators can be used on any person needing it over the age of 1. The defibrillators will be added to Dove Elementary School, the Early Childhood Development Center, Cannon Elementary School and the Multipurpose Activity Center.

“We need to purchase a few more to be able to have that [AHA] standard,” Ryan said.

The board approved $9,299 of undesignated 2005 bond interest earnings to purchase the six defibrillators.

Barbaroux said there is a potential for more defibrillators to be added after the district meets these initial needs.

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Miranda has been in the North Texas area since she graduated from Oklahoma Christian University in 2014. She reported and did design for a daily newspaper in Grayson County before she transitioned to a managing editor role for three weekly newspapers in Collin County. Now she's in Tarrant County, mostly, and has been an Impacter since 2017 as the editor of the Grapevine/Colleyville/Southlake edition.
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