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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 26, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas 10A Q HeraldZeltung g Friday September i t u n g pm H Education Comal ISO School bonds fund construction and renovation projects across the district STATUS OF SCHOOL BOND CONSTRUCTION Construction projects listed below represent over of the funding approved in the 1994 and 1995 bond elections about 85 of the funds are committed to construction projects as of September 1997 Major construction based on the bond issues impacts 15 of the districts 16 campuses Three new fifth and sixth grade intermediate schools financed by 1994 bonds are now open and Spring Branch Middle School financed by 1995 bonds will open in January 1998 The CISD is the 8th fastest growing school district in the State of dis tricts with over students based on growth from 1989 to 1994 This reflects an increase in enrollment of more than 63 since 1989 The dis trict typically gains 600 to 700 students each year Enrollment is not forecasted to slow down The district now has over students and is projected to have over 9300 by the end of the year The district is projected to have over students in two years and almost in five years With rapid growth one concern is how to maintain a system of schools that continues to provide quality education for the growing number of students Bond Bid Constr Project Issue Approval Start Completion Mountain Valley IS 94 X X Completed Arlon R Seay IS 94 X X Completed Canyon IS 94 X X Completed 94 X X Completed Bill Brown ES Gym Heaters 94 X X Completed Comal ES Cafeteria Renovation 94 X X Completed Goodwin PS On Hold On Hold On Hold Rahe PS X X Bulverde ES Oct 97 Dec 97 May 98 Smithson Valley MS X X Mountain Valley ES Lib ExpTRenovations X X Completed Comal ES 95 X X Completed Smithson Valley HS Athletic Facility 95 X X Completed Smithson Valley HS Classroom Addition 95 X X Completed Canyon HS 95 Dec 97 Jan 98 Dec 98 Smithson Valley MS Bus Main Facility 95 X X Completed Smithson Valley MS Classroom Renovation 95 X X Completed Canyon MS LibyClassroom Additions 95 X X Completed Spring Branch MS 95 X X Dates may change due to weather delays 4 X Indicates construction bids or construction started 4 Program Review indicates that the Board of Trustees and district administrators are reevaluating the project based on the recommendations of the 1997 LongRange Facilities Planning Committee Remarks Program Review Under Constr Design Phase Under Constr Design Phase Under Constr Graphic and photos by Don Clark CISD Office of Public Information SPRING BRANCH MIDDLE SCHOOL IS DESIGNED FOR 800 STUDENTS Shown is the hallway leading to Spring Branch Middle Schools gym Student dressing rooms are on the left gym entrance is on the right The 800 student million school is funded using 1995 school bonds CMS students enjoy new classrooms The students in Linda Pratts Canyon Middle School reading class are enjoying one of the eight new class rooms added to the facility with 1995 school bond money Construction included expansion of the library and the computer laboratory Planning for new CHS cafeteria kitchen and drama center continues CANYON M3il SCHOOL ERIA EULPNS I y Cafeterias kitchens and libraries modernized The Frazier Elementary School Cozy Corner Cafe looked like this in July of 1995 The cafeteria was enlarged and the kitchen reno vated and expanded with modem equipment added The schools li brary was also enlarged and re modeled Construction is also complete on Comal Elementary Schools cafeteria and kitchen Classrooms in buildings one and two were totally remodeled and the library expanded and remodeled Work on the cafeterias kitchens classrooms and libraries were funded by U4 and 95 bonds Shown is Rahe Primary Schools new kitchen as it begins to take shape A new kitchen was added replacing the cramped and out dated kitchen inside the school The cafeteria was enlarged to in clude the area of the old kitchen Funding was provided by both 1994 and 1995 bond issues Rahe Primary students now receive meals prepared next door in Bulverde Elementary Schools kitchen next on the list for remod elling Bulverde Elementary stu dents will then receive their meals from the primary school Pictured is the Mountain Valley El ementary School library during the first week of August Finishing touches were in progress to com plete library expansion and remod eling Classrooms restrooms air conditioning and electrical systems in two of the schools wings were also modernized and brought up to safety and American Disabilities Act standards Funding from the 1994 and 1995 bond issues fi nanced the remodeling Shown is the proposed design for the floor plan of the new square foot Canyon High School cafete ria kitchen and drama center The facility will include dressing rooms and storage areas The old kitchen area will be remodeled into classrooms and additional space for the library Add these important events to your calendar Sep 26 Fair Day Holiday Closed Oct 2 SVHS Fall Choir Concert Commons Oct 3 SVHS Cheer Clinic Gym 46 Oct 9 Fall Concert 7 CHS Oct 9 Board of Trustees Workshop BBES Oct 13 Student Development I I I I I I
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