Clear Creek ISD’s board of trustees have approved a little over $1.7 million for projects throughout the district at its May 13 workshop.

The overview

The first project totals $1.3 million, according to district documents. Those funds will go toward new pre-K playgrounds at the following five elementary schools:
  • Armand Bayou Elementary
  • Hall Elementary
  • Parr Elementary
  • Robinson Elementary
  • White Elementary
The board of trustees approved the $1.3 million contract with construction company Generosity Services, Inc. This includes $266,000 taken from the 2017 bond, Alex Aragon, director of facility services for CCISD, said in an email May 15.

The project is expected to be complete by Sept. 30, according to district documents.

All other elementary schools already have pre-K playgrounds, Paul Miller, assistant superintendent of support services for CCISD, said at the workshop.

What else?

The next project will total over $164,200 for the reception area in the Education Support Center, according to district documents.

The last project will total $300,000 for the Learner Support Center, or LSC, to build specialized rooms for the new Behavior Support Center coming in the 2024-25 school year, located in the LSC, according to district documents.

The Behavior Support Center will have two classrooms with eight students in each classroom. Each classroom will have a teacher and two paraprofessionals, Anthony Davila, director of parent assistance for CCISD, said at the workshop.

Quote of note

Kristina Ford, the interim director of counseling and student services, said they are planning on compiling potential candidates by August for the Behavior Support Center. She said this new program will help students learn self-regulation skills and place them back in their normal classrooms sooner.

“Sometimes in the classroom environment there’s just too much going on or the behaviors are a little bit more severe, and right now when we have that, the students would have to go to a non-public day school which is an out of district placement,” Ford said at the workshop. “This would keep the students here in CCISD with our teachers trained our way with our core values and our lessons.”