Information

  • Safety enhancements funded through the 2022 Bond Election include playground fall protection, safety vestibules, keyless access locks, campus security fencing, Sparta ES pick-up and drop-off renovation, exterior lighting, repair and replace security cameras, bottle refill stations, and intercom system repair or replacement. 

    • Estimated project cost: $6,041,040
    • Requires design: No

Status

  • In Progress

  • Update - September 2023

    The 2022 Bond Program included funding for approximately $6 million in safety enhancements, including playground fall protection, safety vestibules, keyless access locks, campus security fencing, and renovations to the Sparta Elementary pickup and drop off area. Other planned enhancements include exterior lighting and security camera additions and replacements, bottle refill stations and intercom system repair or replacement.

    September 2023 Updates:

    Playground safety and accessibility upgrades

    Safety and accessibility upgrades to elementary and preschool playgrounds began in May and are now complete. Additions include curbed fall protection at each campus playground along with increased sidewalk access to playscapes and swings. Additional playground equipment was also installed at the Belton Early Childhood School and Tarver Elementary.

     

    Bond Safety Projects

    During the summer of 2023, shatter-resistant film was installed at all campuses per TEA Facility Standards. This project was originally funded in the 2022 Bond safety and security items, but additional funding became available through a Texas Education Agency grant, which covered the cost of the project.

    Water refill stations and fountains for use at all BISD campuses were purchased in August of 2023 and will be installed across the District when they are delivered.

    Construction for access control, video security camera upgrades, and secure campus vestibules will begin as soon as contractors are in place and materials are available. Once construction schedules are established, campus-specific information will be shared with each school community. Recommendations for contractors for both projects will be brought to the Board for approval in October.