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HISD Board Plans for Facility Improvements

Posted Date: 03/04/2019

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During a called meeting on February 19, 2019 the HISD Board of Trustees approved a Contract Amendment/Extension with Harper Perkins Architects and a Request for Qualifications for a Construction Manager At-Risk (CMAR) for upcoming facilities improvement projects at Holliday ISD.  

This meeting was the culmination of a yearlong process that began in the Spring of 2018 and included a TRE (Tax Ratification Election), District Demographic Study, Community Facilities Committee and Strategic Planning by the HISD Board and staff.

The goal throughout this process has been to insure that Holliday ISD facilities continue to grow, improve and meet the needs of our students.

Passage of the TRE will generate approximately $900,000 (over 50% being new money from the state) for facilities improvement with no change to the tax rate.

Completion of the Demographic Study gave Board members a good picture of enrollment trends and projected growth over the next five years.

The Facilities Committee provided Parent and Community input on facility needs for HISD and the Strategic Planning allowed the Board to finalize Goals and a five-year plan for facilities.

The positive impact to HISD students from the 2013-14 facilities upgrades which were done with the passage of the bond issue have been significant. However, there still exist real facility needs, including: space for Special programs at the Elementary school, traffic flow, transportation facilities and renovation and expansion of the Band Hall. Watch for progress on these facilities in the coming months and years.