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Alvin, Friendswood ISDs to focus on bond projects ALVIN, FRIENDSWOOD ISDS In 2022, both Alvin and Friendswood ISDs will be making progress on a number of projects from the districts’ 2018 and 2020 bonds, respectively. AISD’s $480.5 million bond, which is the largest yet for the district, was approved by voters in November 2018. There are eight projects in total: Two are underway; two are completed; and four are in planning stages. BOND PROJECT BREAKDOWN Both Alvin ISD and Friendswood ISD will make progress on major bond projects in 2022. PROJECT TIMELINE COST FRIENDSWOOD ISD Friendswood High School renovations and additions April 2022-summer 2023 $51.6 million New Cline Elementary School March 2022-summer 2023 $37 million
School board elections to happen in May, November Pearland, Clear Creek and Alvin ISDs will hold elections May 7, and Friendswood ISD’s election will take place Nov. 8. The ling deadline is Feb. 18 for the May election, while the deadline is Aug. 22 for November. In PISD, three positions will be up for election in May: Positions 5, 6 and 7. Also in May, two AISD and two CCISD positions will be on the ballot. Position 5 and Position 4 are up in AISD; District 1 and the at-large Position B will be on the ballot in CCISD. In November, three FISD positions will be on the ballot: Positions 5, 6 and 7. Manufacturing company to build complex in Alvin ISD Maxter Healthcare plans to break ground in 2022 on a manufacturing complex within Alvin ISD boundaries that will eventually provide jobs to more than 1,000 local residents. The company, a subsidiary of Malaysian glove maker Supermax Corp., plans to build a 200-acre complex in Brazoria County, according to materials presented to AISD’s board of trustees by Eric Geisler, president of Economic Incentive Services, Dec. 13. “We’ve been told that this project is the biggest [initial job creator] that Brazoria County has ever seen, so it’s a great opportunity for diversifying the economic base here,” Geisler said. The eastern portion of the planned complex is within AISD boundaries just west of Hwy. 288 at the intersection of CR 52 and CR 48. Construction is estimated to begin in the rst quarter of 2022.
ALVIN ISD Iowa Colony High School replacement
This year, one campus will open, and three will break ground. In the summer, construction will begin on the new LeRoy Castro Junior High School, which will open in fall 2024. The board of trustees Dec. 13 heard a presentation on the junior high school’s schematic design from AISD Director of Building Program Bill VanWagner and Brendon Homan with architecture rmHuckabee. The campus will be on the same site as the new $132.5 million Iowa Colony High School, which is near the intersection of Iowa Colony Boulevard and Davenport Parkway; the high school will open this fall. The new $49.5 million junior high campus will feature a centralized library with gyms and ne arts spaces on one side of the building and admin- istrative oces and special programs and services on the other. “We used the same architectural language [as the high school] to keep that low-prole, functional layout,” Homan said. AISD will also break ground on Barbara Bennett Elementary School and the Alvin Elementary School
Summer 2019-fall 2022 $132.5 million
New LeRoy Castro Junior High School
Summer 2022-fall 2024 $49.5 million
New Barbara Bennett Elementary School
Fall 2022-fall 2024
Alvin Elementary School replacement
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replacement this fall, per district ocials. The $26.9 million Barbara Bennett Elementary will open for students in fall 2024. Ocials said designs for the Alvin Elementary replacement will be pre- sented at the Jan. 11 board meeting after press time. The $28.2 million campus will also open in fall 2024. Meanwhile, FISD will focus on two projects this year from its 2020 $128 million bond. The Friendswood High School renovations and addi- tions as well as the replacement of Cline Elementary School are both expected to begin construction in April and March, respectively. The high school project has been budgeted for $51.6 million, while the new elementary school has been budgeted for $37 million, according to agenda documents.
Both projects are set to go out for bid in February and March with contracts being awarded in the next month and construction beginning in the month after that and continuing through 2023. “The rst part of the year is getting nal bids and awarding contracts, and then I think the community will see a lot of progress and work taking place over the second through fourth quarters of 2022,” FISD board Presi- dent Tony Hopkins said. Once both projects are underway, FISD trustees will turn their attention to the smaller bond projects. “We’re getting the big projects out of the way, which is probably about 80% of the bond, and we’ll move to the smaller projects ... along with the priority maintenance items across the district,” Hopkins said.
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