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
Playground Update - February 2023
Belton ISD is moving forward with the playground accessibility and safety improvements included in the 2022 Bond. This will include installation of fall protection for playground equipment at elementary playgrounds. The administration will ask the Board to approve contracts for these improvements in March, with plans for installation and completion during the summer of 2023.
Overall Safety Project Update - December 2022
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.
Several Belton ISD departments are collaborating closely to complete this work and anticipate that the construction of security vestibules and the installation of playground fall protection will begin in 2023.
In the meantime, Belton ISD has conducted assessments of all exterior lighting throughout the district to identify areas where lighting needs to be added or replaced, and departments are collaborating to ensure the alignment of existing security cameras and any additional cameras purchased for new and current facilities.
The district is also closely monitoring new developments from the Texas School Safety Center, as they make recommendations regarding the installation of shatter-proof film and perimeter fencing.