Bond, Construction Updates
$117 Million to provide much-needed facilities, materials for G-PISD students
Facilities / Property:
- New Elementary School Campus
- New Middle School Campus
- New High School Addition
- Land Acquisition
Materials / Upgrades:
- New Band Instruments, Music
- Athletic Uniforms
- Theater Equipment
- Technology Upgrades
- Furniture, Interior Needs for New Campuses
- Maintenance Projects (Concession Stands, Athletic Restrooms, etc.); School Buses, etc.
W.C. Andrews Elementary School
New Campus under Construction | Funded by Bond 2015
Scheduled to Open for School – January 8, 2019* | *Dates, estimates provided in anticipation of school opening. Please keep in mind that unforeseen delays remain possible including, for example, unexpected rainfall.
Construction Update as of Sept. 27, 2018 at 5 p.m.: Construction is ongoing for the new W.C. Andrews Elementary School, with significant progress made during the summer months including the recent completion of all plumbing, flooring and millwork, as well as grid and ceiling tile, across at least 30% of the new campus. HVAC systems are operational and terrazzo installation will began this week. School furniture is being delivered, and crews are beginning to outfit the first classrooms and interior areas with fixtures and cabinetry. Meanwhile, the construction of other building areas is ongoing. Interior finishes, as well as furniture installation, will be completed along a staggered schedule. Exterior construction ceased due to heavy rainfall last week. However, we anticipate progress will continue soon with dry weather conditions ideal for construction.
We continue to work with the City of Portland to comply with ordinances, and the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) who manages traffic and school zones along Moore Avenue. Plans are in place to add a sidewalk from Stark Road to (and across the length of) the new school property. Additionally, Gregory-Portland ISD has been in communication with TxDOT to request the expansion of Moore Avenue for the safety of our students as well as anticipated traffic conditions. We understand TxDOT has plans to make accommodations for this request and others, most notably with the addition of a turning lane into the campus currently slated for the year 2020.
Project milestones continue to be reached as scheduled, and all expenses remain within the $20 Million budget allotted for campus construction. School officials are planning to welcome students as early as January 8, 2019, provided that no unforeseen delays inhibit project completion. We will post additional updates regarding the progress of this campus as construction continues, and thank our community for supporting a school bond in 2015 that made this project possible.
Photo taken Sept. 25, 2018:
Architectural Rendering of New W.C. Andrews Elementary Campus:
Ray Akins Wildcat Stadium
GPTV Outdoor Classroom w/ Audio-Visual Display
Schedule for Completion - Sept. 2016
$700,000 Project (funded by Bond 2015 and community sponsorships)
CLICK HERE for the FACT SHEET - Information about this new project!
East Cliff Elementary
Twice the size of former campus @ more than 80,000 square feet
Opened for Fall 2016 | Completed w/in Budget - $1 Million in Savings
$16.9 Million Project (funded by Bond 2012)
CLICK HERE to view an article featuring this school in Design Cost Data Magazine, May/June 2017.
Completed Sept. 2015
$1.1 Million Construction Project (funding possible through responsible management of district revenue)
George W. Harris All Sports Complex
Completed July 2015
$3.6 Million Project (Bond 2012) (funding possible thanks to community support)
Stephen F. Austin Elementary School
Completed July 2015
$1.8 Million Project (Bond 2012) (funding possible thanks to community support)