Funding approved for security improvements at Tomball ISD junior high schools


The Tomball ISD board of trustees unanimously approved an agreement with Custom Access & Integration LLC on Feb. 12 to implement safety and security upgrades at the district’s three junior high schools. Electronic access controls will be added to external doors at Creekside Park, Tomball and Willow Wood junior high schools to improve security at the campuses.

The board of trustees approved more than $41,000 for the Creekside Park upgrades, $46,610 for Tomball Junior High School and $83,575 for security upgrades to Willow Wood Junior High School. The improvements will be funded by the district’s $275 million bond referendum approved by voters in November 2017, according to meeting information.

“They’re additional external door locks,” Superintendent Martha Salazar-Zamora said during the meeting.

TISD trustees also approved funding from the 2017 bond referendum Feb. 12 for Winning Way Services to review electrical and mechanical codes as well as plan compliance with the Texas Accessibility Standards and Americans with Disabilities Act for the district’s proposed agricultural science project facility at Tomball High School as well as additions and a natatorium to Tomball Memorial. Costs are estimated to total $48,200, according to meeting information.

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Anna Lotz
Anna joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in May 2016 after graduating with a degree in journalism from Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio. In July 2017, she transitioned to editor. Anna covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in the Tomball and Magnolia communities. Prior to CI, Anna served as editor-in-chief of Cedars, interned with the National Journalism Center in Washington, D.C., and spent time writing for the Springfield News-Sun and Xenia Daily Gazette.
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