Tomball ISD elementary school, agricultural science project center to open in August (Source: Community Impact Newspaper)
By Anna Lotz
Two projects from Tomball ISD’s 2017 bond referendum are slated to wrap up in August, with additional facilities complete by summer 2021, according to a July 1 release from Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam Inc., the firm serving as program manager for TISD’s bond referendum.
Voters approved the $275 million bond referendum in November 2017 to accommodate projected enrollment growth totaling 19,500 students enrolled by 2021, according to the release.
Grand Oaks Elementary School—the district’s newest elementary, located at Cypress-Rosehill Road and Grand Parkway—is scheduled to open in August as part of the Elmer and Dorothy Beckendorf Educational Complex. Grand Oaks will accommodate 900 students in grades K-4 within its 112,000-square-foot space, according to the release.
Grand Lakes Junior High School and a district stadium and community center are also under construction at the complex and are expected to finish in 2021 after construction delays.
“We have faced various challenges from delays in land acquisition to changes in building code regulations after Hurricane Harvey to issues related to county building permits,” said JP Grom, vice president of Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam Inc., in the July 1 release. “Despite these challenges, we are on course to completing several major projects over the next 14 months. These facilities will serve Tomball ISD students for the next 50-75 years and provide them the environment and infrastructure needed to succeed in the 21st century.”
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