Four Tomball ISD renovation projects to be funded by the district’s $494.46 million bond—approved by voters in 2021—reached their next phases on Feb. 13.

In a nutshell

One of the main projects discussed at TISD’s Feb. 13 board of trustees meeting includes the renovation of Tomball High School’s Career and Technical Education classrooms. Trustees unanimously approved—with board Assistant Secretary Michael J. Pratt absent—the $8.38 million general contractor agreement with Millennium Project Solutions.

The CTE classrooms will be built inside the school's former agriculture center, and renderings of the project will be presented at an upcoming meeting, Superintendent Martha Salazar-Zamora said. The renovation will have an overall budget of $10 million, according to Feb. 13 meeting documents.

“The bones [of the former ag center] are good,” trustee Matt Schiel said. “It's a great barn. ... So whoever designed that did a pretty nice job, overall.”

Diving in deeper

Other 2021 bond projects voted on for Feb. 13 include:
  • A construction manager at risk was approved for the renovations of THS’s cafeteria, which is expected to be completed by August.
  • A construction manager at risk was approved for the construction of a fifth grade addition to Creekside Park Junior High, which officials hope will be finished before the 2026-27 school year begins.
  • $400,000 was added to the contingency budget for the construction of West Elementary, which is slated to open in August.