Stalwart Technology Center Rises in Baytown (Source: ENR Texas & Louisiana)
Author: Louise Poirier
On an eight-acre tract next to Alamo Elementary School in Baytown, Texas, Goose Creek Independent School District’s new technology center is nearing completion, despite numerous challenges that include rain delays, budget issues and poor soil conditions.
This $13.3-million facility will house $2.5 million in new technology for the district and serve as the “brain center” for Goose Creek ISD, which covers 158 square miles and is host to 16 elementary schools, five junior high schools and two high schools.
“The reason the district is building the data center is our technology facility was housed in an old skating rink [since the early 1990s], and we continue to outgrow the needs there,” explains Matt Flood, chief technology officer of GCISD. “We finally decided, it’s time—the district needed a place to house its network operations center.”