3 McKinney ISD campuses set to receive refreshes in 2022

Worker installs plasterboard drywall at a construction site
Renovations at three McKinney ISD schools will include new countertops, cabinets, plumbing fixtures and paint. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Renovations at three McKinney ISD schools will include new countertops, cabinets, plumbing fixtures and paint. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

McKinney ISD is on track to update three campuses next summer after approval from the board of trustees at a Dec. 14 meeting.

Refreshes at Burks Elementary, Webb Elementary and Scott Johnson Middle schools will start on the last day of school, May 20, as part of the 2021 bond.

MISD’s facilities department will manage all three projects to eliminate contractor, architectural and engineering fees, according to meeting documents. The goal is to use funds that would have been spent on fees to address other work throughout the 2021 bond package.

The district hired Estes McClure & Associates to prepare heating, ventilation and air conditioning; lighting fixture; and fire replacement documents for the schools. The rest of the projects will not require outside consultants, per meeting records.

Burks and Webb were last renovated in 2002. Both schools were constructed in the 1950s. The renovations will include new countertops and cabinets, plumbing fixtures, and paint, according to meeting documents. The projects will also refresh room signage, gym wall pads and the campus security systems.

Each elementary campus will cost about $850,800 to refresh, according to a partial probable cost estimate in district documents. The estimates include a contingency of just over $141,800 for any unforeseen conditions. Any unused funds will be refunded to the district at 100%. The district's operations department will present updated project costs to the board in January once prices for other aspects of the renovations are known, Chief Operations Officer Greg Suttle said.

Scott Johnson Middle’s refresh will take place in two phases due to the size of the school, meeting documents stated.

The first phase will start at the end of this school year and consist of HVAC replacement and interior refreshes of the educational wings, library and cafeteria. The second phase will begin in summer 2023 and update the administration area, building exterior, main corridor, and performing arts and athletic areas.

The partial probable cost of the middle school renovations is $2.9 million. It also includes a contingency of $141,800.
By Brooklynn Cooper
Brooklynn Cooper covers public education in Frisco and McKinney. Previously, she reported on southern Dallas for The Dallas Morning News. The Durham, N.C. native and devoted Tar Heel fan graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2019.