Klein ISD officials outlined seven campuses that will be among the first to undergo renovations associated with the district's 2022 bond during the school board's regular board meeting March 6.

The backstory: As previously reported by Community Impact, KISD voters approved two propositions totaling $895.4 million placed on the ballot last May—the largest bond in district history.
  • Proposition A allocated $843.8 million to address growth and capacity challenges through facility improvements, while Proposition B allocated $51.5 million for classroom technology. Both propositions were approved by voters with more than 59% of voters in favor.
  • Propositions C and D—which were not approved by voters—would have allocated $141 million to build a district events center and $75.2 million to build a second stadium and renovate Klein Memorial Stadium, respectively.
Quote of note: "We're so thankful to our community for their support of the 2022 bond, and one of our commitments and expectations as a board is that we continue to provide transparent updates to the community on the progress that we're making with the funds that have been entrusted to us," KISD Superintendent Jenny McGown said during the March 6 board meeting.

The details: As part of Proposition A, the following campuses would be under construction first with an estimated completion in August 2024:Justin Elbert, executive director of communications for KISD, said none of these projects had gone out for bid as of March 6.

Check out the interactive map below to see what renovations each campus will be undergoing.

August Wunderlich, associate superintendent of facility and school services, said all 2022 bond projects associated with safety and security have either already been completed or are underway as of March 6. These projects include the installation of:
  • Security vestibules
  • Access card readers
  • Front door intercoms
  • Door contacts
  • Enhanced interior and exterior video surveillance
  • Additional security cameras
As previously reported by Community Impact, the KISD board voted last June to prioritize all safety- and security-related bond projects in the wake of the May 24 mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde.

Major takeaways: Wunderlich noted ongoing supply chain and procurement issues have tripled the delivery time on certain items, such as:
  • Mechanical equipment
  • Electrical gear and generators
  • Safety and security control panels
  • Fire alarm panels
Wunderlich also said inflation has increased the cost of each bond project by approximately 30% from the cost projections that were established in May 2022.

"We're having the same problems that the whole community is having, so we're doing our best to make all those things work and still put together packages that are best for the students," Wunderlich said.