ISD is entering a crucial time on several construction projects that will
introduce new campuses, building expansions, upgraded safety features and
refurbished classrooms at many of our facilities. Construction teams continue
to make progress on the projects funded by the $102.545 million bond package
overwhelmingly passed by voters in 2014.
Hastings Elementary School
project expected to be completed for the beginning of the 2016-2017 school year
is the construction of a brand new Hastings Elementary School.
The new Hastings
is equipped with the most current security features, internet access and
educational tools. The building’s design was influenced by input by teachers,
administrators and the community, and includes large classrooms and interactive
is underway on the old Hastings so the parking lot and sidewalks can be
completed for the new building.
Duncanville High School
Duncanville High School is closed this summer while the building receives a safety and security overhaul. Workers are installing new automatic locks and other security hardware on 512 doors, and they’re adding a total of 235 strategically located surveillance cameras to the existing system to provide a more comprehensive view of campus activities.
In addition to DHS, six other schools are receiving the security upgrades this summer: PACE High School, Summit Education Center, Daniel Intermediate, and Alexander, Bilhartz, and Smith Elementary Schools.
The Sandra Meadows Arena at DHS is receiving a brand new sound system that will welcome fans next year for the Panthers and Pantherettes basketball seasons.
Kennemer Middle School & Hyman
Elementary School and Kennemer Middle School are both being expanded to
accommodate additional students. Hyman received an addition to accommodate the
addition of 5th graders this school year. Workers there are completing the
finishing touches including landscaping and new steps and sidewalk
the additional wing being built at Kennemer, the existing classrooms are being
refreshed with new flooring and paint. The cafeteria and kitchen are undergoing
an expansion and remodel to make room for 6th grade students who
will begin attending Kennemer in the fall of 2017.
Acton Elementary School
crews are making progress at the new Acton Elementary campus, but the rainy
weather presented some delays in late May and early June. Roofing is expected
to start soon. Once that occurs, weather will no longer be a factor because the
bulk of the work, at that point, will be done inside. Workers are pushing
toward a December completion date so students, teachers and staff can move in
after the first of the year.