Humble ISD prepares for bond referendum in 2018

Grand Texas development to ramp up in 2017 Humble ISD has plans for six new schools.[/caption]

What we reported


In preparation for rapid population growth in the Lake Houston area, Humble ISD expects to build six new schools, including two middle schools and one high school. HISD has $155 million in authorized bond funds from an election in 2008 to purchase property for the six new campuses, build three schools and have money remaining to use for the construction of a fourth school. The district anticipates a bond election by May 2018 for the remaining funds.



The latest


By January, the district plans to finalize a full-facility study that will assess all HISD schools and facilities from rooftops to floors and determine if it is compatible with district standards, Assistant Superintendent of Support Services Roger Brown said. The $300,000 study is being done by PBK Architects, he said.



What’s next


HISD will use the findings from the facility study in addition to community feedback to determine priorities before calling for the bond election, Brown said. Some older schools could receive makeovers that provide more open space, rooms or areas to send small groups of students for projects and natural lighting. Other schools could be razed and rebuilt entirely, he said.


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