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Improvements approved for Cy-Fair schools

May 24, 2019

The Cy-Fair ISD Board of Trustees recently approved several improvements for schools within the district, including new LED marquees and an emergency generator during their latest meeting on May 20.

Rennell Elementary School, Sampson Elementary School, Goodson Middle School and Smith Middle School were all approved for construction of a new LED marquee by Millennium Project Solutions, Inc. Cypress Woods High school, Cypress Lakes High School and the 2018 Carlton Center were also approved for renovations provided by ICI Construction.

The renovations will cost $4,545,300 and the LED marquees will cost $219,931. According to the board book for the meeting, the funds for both contracts will come from bond and campus activity funds. The campus activity fund does not include taxpayer dollars board member Bob Covey said.

Fencing and wire mesh was also approved by the school board to be installed throughout the district, although locations were not specified. During the work session on May 16 Matt Morgan, assistant superintendent for facilities and construction, explained the need to fund the project.

“This contract is so we can start moving on the (2019) bond,” he said. “As part of the (2019) bond we approved, or the voters approved, fencing around portables and playground areas. We wanted to get a contract out so we can begin this summer.”

The board approved the installation of a replacement generator for Cypress Lakes High School. According to the board book, Cypress Lakes High School is receiving the generator because the one originally installed when the school was constructed no longer functions.

The school district also approved a memorandum of understanding between the district and Harris County Juvenile Board. The contract gives CFISD funding for mandatory expulsions and reserves two spaces for expelled students in a Juvenile Justice Alternative Education Program during the upcoming school year.

Recently, Cy-Fair ISD’s $1.76 million bond was approved by voters — one of the highest in state history. The fencing contract is one of the first steps being taken based on the approved plan provided by the Long-Range Planning Committee, formed by staff, students and community members.

For more information, visit the CFISD website. The board of trustees will meet again on June 24 for their work session and June 27 for their last board meeting until next school year.

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