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AISD bond referendum would include renovations, upgrades to schools, facilities

AISD bond referendum would include renovations, upgrades to schools, facilities
Posted on 10/08/2015

Bond 2015A key component of Aldine ISD’s $798 bond referendum would be renovations at some campuses, construction of new campuses and upgrades to facilities across the district.

In the fall of 2014, the district hired Jacobs Engineering to conduct a facilities assessment of every school and support facility in the district.

The assessment found that major renovations would be needed at Anderson Academy (built in 1941), Aldine High School (built in 1956), Carver High School (built in 1954) and MacArthur High School (built in 1966).

The bond referendum includes a new wing that would be added to Anderson Academy and the demolition of the old wing. The school’s cafeteria would be demolished and a new one constructed.

Aldine High School and MacArthur High School would receive classroom additions to add square footage to increase student capacity.

The plan for Carver High School would be to renovate hallways, the demolition of the old art wing and the construction of a new art wing.

Aldine ISD is 80 years old and as the interior and exterior of the district’s facilities age, there are needs for renovations that would not only protect district assets, but also address the safety and growth needs that affect the district.

If approved by voters, the bond would allow the district to make the following improvements at campuses and support facilities:

  • A/C heating
  • Plumbing
  • Restroom remodeling and replacements
  • Electrical
  • Flooring
  • Paint
  • Ceiling replacement
  • Roof repairs and replacements
  • Cabinets
  • Parking lot expansions and upgrades

 

In addition, Smith Stadium would receive new Astro Turf, a video scoreboard capable of showing game highlights and lighting and fencing upgrades.

Additionally, every school and support facility has signage in front of their building detailing how the bond will affect each campus and support facility. Information on the referendum can also be found at AldineISD.org/Bond2015.