This rendering shows the new covered entrance at Old Union Elementary.
At its Aug. 6 meeting, the Carroll ISD board of trustees approved $4.99 million as the guaranteed maximum price of Phase 2 for Old Union Elementary School additions and renovations. Bond Program Manager John Haugen said this second phase focuses on the interior of the campus. On June 18, the board approved a $5.97 million GMP for Phase 1 of this project, which primarily covered the exterior of the campus.
"This puts us a little bit over where we wanted to be on this project from a budget standpoint," Haugen said.
He explained that on April 16, the board approved a modification to change the number of classrooms being added at this campus from eight to 10. This has caused the project to exceed the budget that was set for this project, but the board emphasized it can cover the costs of this project since it is saving money on other areas of the bond program.
In other business, the board also set a date for the first reading of the fiscal year 2018-19 budget and proposed tax rate. The first of the two required budget readings will take place Monday, Aug. 27, at 6:30 p.m.
Miranda joined Community Impact Newspaper as an editor in August 2017 with the Grapevine/Colleyville/Southlake edition. In 2019 she transitioned to editor for the McKinney edition. She began covering Frisco as well in 2020. Miranda covers local government, transportation, business and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to CI, Miranda served as managing editor for The Prosper Press, The Anna-Melissa Tribune and The Van Alstyne Leader, and before that reported and did design for The Herald Democrat, a daily newspaper in Grayson County. She graduated with a degree in journalism from Oklahoma Christian University in 2014.