2023 Q1 Bond Quarterly Updates | From Planning to Progress

Apr 20, 2023 | Lamar CISD Communications

We are making headway on Bond 2022 projects, and as good stewards of your tax dollars, we want to make it easy for our parents, staff, and community to stay informed as we go from planning to progress.

We value community engagement and support whether it is for an event, serving on a committee or voting in a bond election. In the spirit of transparency, we want the community to see their tax dollars at work.

There are a few ways to stay informed:

  • Visit our bond dashboard w/real-time updates (Click HERE)
  • Watch our quarterly videos (Click HERE)
  • Visit our bond page on our District website (Click HERE)

In this first quarterly update, we would like to share a host of completed, active and upcoming projects including those from the 2017, 2020 and 2022 Bonds.

Completed Projects

  • The construction of a third agricultural barn to support our growing program.
  • The construction and completion of Phelan Elementary School.
  • Renovations to enhance learning spaces at our Alternative Learning Center, as well as Campbell, Dickinson, and Williams Elementary Schools.
  • Increased Wi-Fi capacity at all campuses, 450 student laptop replacements at our high schools, and 137 staff laptops replacements.
  • The construction of security vestibules at Beasley, Bowie, Huggins, Campbell, and Jackson Elementary Schools to increase preventative security methods.
  • Roof replacements for Campbell, Dickinson, and Jackson Elementary Schools.
  • We have also renovated the tennis courts at Lamar Consolidated High School.

Active Projects

  • The construction of Terrell, Gray, Melton, and Randle Elementary Schools as well as the construction of Steenbergen Middle School to assist with our growing student population. 
  • The replacement and upgrade of 817 additional student laptops and other technology features at various campuses districtwide.
  • The addition of security vestibules at Austin and Ray Elementary Schools in addition to Navarro Middle School.
  • Bond funds will also support the roof replacement at Terry High School and the construction of a new orchestra room at Leaman Junior High. 

Upcoming Projects

  • Foundation repairs and renovations to Wessendorff Middle School.
  • Orchestra additions to Briscoe, Leaman, and Reading Junior High Schools as well as Foster and George Ranch High Schools.
  • Additional classroom technology and security system upgrades which include upgrades to our current camera systems and more than 600 district devices. 
  • Renovations to the Foster High School water well.
  • And purchasing new school buses to reduce fuel and maintenance costs while replacing an aging fleet.

While our vision for the future is strong, we must take the opportunity now to plan and do what’s necessary to ensure that every student has access to state-of-the-art instructional facilities and technology infrastructure.

We know this will keep our students competitive and well equipped to handle the challenges of the global workforce.

We are grateful for your support. Your bond dollars are already making a difference. We look forward to a powerful partnership as we build a brighter future for all our students.

Stay connected and watch us build on our proud tradition of excellence as we move from planning to progress throughout 2023. 

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