School Bond 2011
What are the major elements of School Bond 2011?
1.) Four new schools--3 new middle schools, and a Career/Technical High School --$101.80 million
new middle schools will be built to complete the Middle School Concept
started in the 2004 Bond Program and to reduce crowding. Two of these
middle schools will serve the Park View and Queens Intermediate feeder
schools with the third school built in the Melillo and Lomax areas to
reduce overcrowding and provide for future growth. The Middle School
Concept that was begun in the 2004 bond program has relieved crowding
significantly at the intermediate and elementary campuses that were
impacted. In addition, academic performance and student socialization
have improved notably.
Career/Technical High School will provide relief for overcrowding at all
five Pasadena ISD high schools while giving students the opportunity to
pursue pathways in numerous careers in the fields of Health Science;
Business and Public Service; Agriculture; Technology, Engineering and
Energy; Construction and Manufacturing; and Transportation and Shipping.
2.) Five replacement campuses—$80.3 million
bond would provide replacement campuses for South Houston Elementary
(1935), Gardens Elementary (1944) and South Shaver Elementary (1949),
Keller Middle School (1959) and Queens Intermediate (1962). At South
Houston Elementary, South Shaver Elementary and Keller Middle School
newer portions of the campuses will be incorporated into the new designs
or repurposed for use.
3.) Renovations and additions to campuses and athletic facilities--$49.0 million
bond would address top priority renovation items on 50 campuses and
district facilities and an addition to Tegeler Career Center for
programmatic needs. Renovation items will include exterior lighting and
new door systems to provide additional security on many campuses. Air
quality will also be addressed on campuses. Replacements and repairs to
heating, ventilations and air conditioning systems and roofs will also
be supplied with the bond funds.
be made to Veteran’s Stadium, the Auxiliary Stadium and Phillips
Fieldhouse and parking lot for safety and usage reasons. In addition, an
indoor/outdoor competitive swimming pool will be added to the complex
to replace the aging pool at Beverly Hills Intermediate and the
Southmore pool (razed in the last bond project due to age). These
changes will increase the equity between campuses and provide facilities
for the thousands of students who participate in physical education and
athletics at these campuses and on the district level.
4.) Technology--$30.0 million
the bond Pasadena ISD can equip classrooms to meet the 21st Century
Classroom Standard as set by industry standards with such items as
interactive whiteboards, teacher/student laptops and document cameras.
In addition, bond funds will be used to make campus libraries the center
of the school for research with instructional tools appropriate for
21st Century Libraries. The district’s infrastructure will be updated to
support student and teacher use of technology and parent access to
student information. (The Pasadena ISD Technology Strategic Plan is
5.) Transportation--$2.0 million
funds will provide replacement buses for aging vehicles for safe
student transportation. Pasadena ISD replaces buses only when the cost
to repair exceeds the cost to replace or safety becomes an issue.
6.) Future Sites and Project Management—$7.0 million
the bond passes, Pasadena ISD will purchase land for facilities. The
District will also use an in-house project management team to facilitate
construction at a reduced cost.
|Proposed Projects Cost Summary
|Renovtions and Additions to Campuses and District Facilities
|Future Sites and Project Management