Following voter approval of the 2022 Bond in May, Belton ISD staff have been diligently working to move forward with all projects and ensure they are all delivered as efficiently as possible for our students, while minimizing disruptions to the learning environments and maximizing taxpayer dollars.
In all, Belton ISD voters authorized nearly $173,825,000 million in bond funding to address accelerated student growth and aging facilities, safety and security, and ensure student access to exceptional learning environments.
Belton ISD is moving forward to deliver on all projects as promised, and construction is already underway on one of the new schools included in the bond. Other projects are in the programming and design stages, which occur prior to construction. Projects in the programming and/or design stage include classroom additions, the expansion of the district’s agricultural facility; a facility for the Delta Program, which supports students with special needs transitioning to adult independent living and work; security cameras and keyless entries; and mechanical, electrical, plumbing and roofing projects.
In general, renovation and construction projects are completed in three stages, including programming, design, and construction.
As a part of this response, please describe what happens during the following three phases:
Programming: During the programming stage, district officials collaborate with campus leaders and other stakeholders to assess needs and options, and schedule project phases.
Design: During the design phase, architects and engineers work collaboratively with district and campus stakeholders and the construction manager as they develop the design drawings and specifications for the project. Once the construction documents are finalized, the district’s construction manager sends the project out for competitive bidding and the architect pursues building permits for the project.
Construction: Active visual work is happening at the construction site/facility.