Although the Houston Independent School District is closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, construction work has continued on several 2012 Bond realignment projects across the district.
Realignment projects are new, board-approved projects that were not part of the original scope of work but are funded by surplus bond funds. The projects include natatoriums at Milby, Washington, and Yates high schools, Westbury High School’s fine arts wing, and Sharpstown International School’s dining canopy.
Milby’s natatorium is 98 percent complete. Construction Services is coordinating with HISD Technology and HISD Security Maintenance for remaining minor work. The pool will be ready for the 2020-2021 school year.
Natatoriums at Yates and Washington high schools are 85 percent and 75 percent complete, respectively. Construction has been delayed due to restrictions surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, but the projects are progressing and are expected to be complete by August. Current work includes the construction of the decks around the pools and finishes.
Westbury High School’s fine arts wing is tracking at 90 percent completion. Construction crews are working on finishes, scheduling inspections, and completing the entire school’s fire alarm system. After the addition is completed in late July, a new sound system and control booth will be installed in the auditorium.
The dining canopy at Sharpstown International School is 50 percent complete. The foundations for the canopy supports have been constructed, and the dining area is scheduled to be paved soon with concrete. Outside dining tables will be installed after the concrete has cured for a few weeks. The project is slated for completion this summer.
Lawson Middle School’s new athletic track is underway and expected to be completed by late October, though wet weather may affect the project’s schedule.
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