Project Updates

2017 Bond Project Updates

Projects in the 2017 Bond Program are divided into four primary subcategories:

Updates for projects completed or in progress in these particular areas, as well as a list of upcoming projects, can be found on the links to the left identifying each subcategory.


Latest Demographic Update 2018-2019

Demographic Update - Fall 2017


Project Updates by Program Manager John Haugen

March 4, 2019 School Board Meeting Bond Update

January 9, 2019 Bond Advisory Committee Update

December 12, 2018 District Leadership Team Bond Update

December 5, 2018 Bond Advisory Committee Update

November 28, 2018 PTO Presidents' Bond Upate

October 23, 2018 CMS PTO Bond Update

October 10, 2018 Bond Advisory Committee Update

Septmeber 19, 2018 PTO Presidents' Bond Update

September 12, 2018 District Leadership Team Bond Update

September 11, 2018 CSHS/CHS PTO Bond Update

September 7, 2018 OUES PTO Bond Update

September 5, 2018 Bond Advisory Committee Update

August 27, 2018 School Board Meeting Bond Update

July 12, 2017 Bond Advisory Committee Update

March 21, 2018 Bond Advisory Committee Update

March 20, 2018 DIS PTO Bond Update

February 26, 2018 School Board Meeting Bond Update

February 12, 2018 Bond Advisory Committee Update

February 7, 2018 Budget & Finance Committee Bond Update

January 22, 2018 School Board Meeting Bond Update

Dec. 13, 2017 District Leadership Team & Bond Advisory Committee Update

Dec. 4, 2017 School Board Meeting Bond Update

Nov. 29, 2017 PTO President's Update

Nov. 28, 2017 CMS PTO Update

Nov. 13, 2017 School Board Meeting Bond Update

Sept. 11, 2017 School Board Meeting Bond Update

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Campus By Campus Project List

Lifecycle projects are those projects that involve replacement or a refresh like paint, carpet, roofs, HVAC systems, tile, wall coverings, etc.

Elementary Schools

Carroll Elementary - $13,500,000

(Upgrades & Capacity $3,500,000 / Lifecycle $10,000,000)

Projected Substantial Completion Date - Fall 2019

school under construction

  • 6-Classroom Addition
  • New Gymnasium (NOTE: this project was added after the May 2017 election due to changes to the international building code adopted by the City of Southlake.  The new $1.7 million gym will serve as a tornado storm shelter and the existing gym will be renovated at a cost of $700,000 into encore classrooms.)
  • New Freezer / Cooler Area for the Kitchen
  • Upgrades and Renovations to Classrooms and Administration Areas
  • Additional and Renovate Restrooms
  • HVAC/Geothermal System
  • New Stage and Equipment
  • New 2x2 Ceilings (what are 2X2 acoustical tile ceilings?)
  • Additional Windows for Existing Classrooms
  • Redesign the schools within the schools
  • New Flooring as required
  • Resurface Interior Walls of corridors, classrooms, etc…
  • Electrical Upgrades
  • Improvements to the Exterior Skin of the Building, Roof, Structure, etc…
  • New Playground Surface
  • Site work Improvements
  • Technology Upgrades
  • Safety and Security
  • Furniture, Fixtures & Equipment (FF&E)

The project includes four new classrooms added to the existing building - two on the southwest corner and two on the southeast corner of the building.  A new gymnasium has been constructed and will serve as a ICC 500 storm shelter for all students and staff on campus. The project includes geothermal wells to save energy and also safety/security projects. After project scope changes approved by the Bond Advisory Committee and the Carroll School Board, the existing gym is being renovated into two additional classrooms for a total of six.

The storm shelter being built at Carroll Elementary is designed to meet new international building code requirements adopted by the City of Southlake. This facility was built larger than the code requires to accommodate the entire CES population - students and staff - in the event of high winds or a pending tornado.  The additional cost ($1.7 million) will likely be absorbed in the $208 million bond program or come from other revenue sources like fund balance or interest earned. The storm shelter also led to renovation of the existing gym which wasn't in the original project cost estimate. The original recommendation and plan for CES did not call for a new gymnasium. However, with input from the Bond Advisory Committee and staff, and project scope change approval of the School Board, it was decided to build the storm shelter as a gymnasium similar to the Johnson Elementary School project and renovate the existing gym into encore class space at a cost of ($700,000).

In addition, the campus will receive new video surveillance cameras and a key swipe system. Intrusion glass is being added to the building in strategic locations. Playground surfacing will be completed as well.

During construction the campus lost about 10 parking spaces on the south parking lot near the fence, but gained 30 new spaces at the north end of campus for a net gain of 20 parking spaces.  The campus is utilizing portable buildings - one at the back of the campus near the preschool area and two up at the front of the campus near the cafeteria. These are only a temporary solution until August 2019 when the project is complete and the new classrooms will be ready for use.

All of these project changes brought the original $13.5 million project to an estimated $16 million. 


Johnson Elementary - $13,500,000

(Upgrades & Capacity $4,500,000 / Lifecycle $9,000,000)

Projected Substantial Completion Date - Fall 2019

johnson after construction

  • 6-Classroom Addition 
    NOTE: On April 16, 2018 the Carroll School Board approved the adjustments of the classroom additions at Johnson Elementary School from six additional classrooms to eleven additional classrooms. Since that time, additional design and planning with the architect and campus staff has resulted in a change to nine (9) new classrooms. This was presented and accepted as a change by the Citizens' Bond Advisory Committee and the School Board in December 2018.
  • New Gymnasium (NOTE: this project was redesigned after the May 2017 election due to changes to the international building code adopted by the City of Southlake.  The new $1.7 million gym will serve as a tornado storm shelter and the existing gym will be renovated at a cost of $700,000 into encore classrooms.)
  • Renovate Restrooms
  • HVAC/Geothermal System
  • Renovate the Auditorium
  • Additional and Renovate Custodial Closets
  • New 2x2 Ceilings
  • Additional Windows for Existing Classrooms
  • Redesign the schools within the school (building divided into specific grade-level wings)
  • New Flooring as required
  • Resurface Interior Walls of corridors, classrooms, etc…
  • Electrical Upgrades
  • Improvements to the Exterior Skin of the Building, Brick Work, etc…
  • Site work Improvements
  • Technology Upgrades
  • Safety and Security
  • Furniture, Fixtures & Equipment (FF&E)

Phase 1 construction at Johnson Elementary School included a temporary renovation of the auditorium into three classrooms and a conference room. The auditorium is being converted back into an area that can be used for performances and for additional cafeteria seating during the summer of 2019. The campus is getting a new gymnasium on the northeast corner. Once completed, the new gym will serve as a storm shelter for all of JES' students and staff. Currently, JES has two portable buildings serving students in the pullout programs.

The storm shelter built at Johnson Elementary meets new international building code requirements adopted by the City of Southlake. This facility was built larger than the code requires to accommodate the entire JES population - students and staff - in the event of high winds or a pending tornado.  The additional cost will either be absorbed in the $208 million bond program or funded by other revenue sources like interest earned or fund balance. The changes to the scope of the original $13.5 million project have resulted in a total project cost of $17 million.

The campus will get geothermal wells to help reduce utility costs by 25%. In addition, the campus will receive new video surveillance cameras and a key swipe system. Intrusion glass is being added to the building in strategic locations, and new hardware for the classroom doors. Playground surfacing will be completed, and Phase 2 consisted of converting the existing gymnasium into a fourth-grade classroom wing.  School officials say when all is said and done, JES will receive 9 additional classrooms to accommodate its growing student population.

johnson school floor plan


Rockenbaugh Elementary - $10,000,000

(Upgrades & Capacity $2,000,000 / Lifecycle $8,000,000)

Projected Substantial Completion Date - Fall 2020

  • Addition of a New Administration Area at the Front of the building
  • Renovate Old Administration area into 6 Classrooms / Breakout Spaces
  • Renovate Restrooms
  • New 2x2 Ceilings
  • New Flooring as required
  • Resurface Interior Walls of corridors, classrooms, etc…
  • Electrical Upgrades
  • Fire Alarm Upgrades
  • Improvements to the Exterior Skin of the Building, Doors, Roof, etc…
  • New Playground Surface
  • New Canopy Systems
  • Site work Improvements
  • Technology Upgrades
  • Safety and Security
  • Furniture, Fixtures & Equipment (FF&E)

New ICC 500 building code requirements will result in a project scope change for Rockenbaugh. The storm shelter required by these code changes will cost about $1.5 million. The other safety/security scope changes will cost about $100,000. These can be funded by managing costs within the $208 million bond program or through alternative sources like interest earned or fund balance.

The Rockenbaugh Elementary design phase is underway.  Stay tuned for more details as construction commences.


Old Union Elementary - $10,000,000

(Upgrades & Capacity $2,000,000 / Lifecycle $8,000,000)

Projected Substantial Completion Date - Fall 2019

old union school floor plan

  • Addition of 6 New Classrooms with the Master plan 10 more Classrooms (seven of the classrooms will serve as a tornado storm shelter)
    NOTE: On April 16, 2018 the Carroll School Board approved the adjustments of the classroom additions at Old Union Elementary School from eight additional classrooms to ten additional classrooms.
  • Addition of a New Administration Area at the Front of the building
  • Renovate existing Administration Area into 4 New Classrooms
  • Upgrades to Classrooms
  • Renovate Restrooms
  • HVAC/Geothermal System
  • New 2x2 Ceilings
  • New Flooring as Required
  • Resurface interior Walls of corridors, classrooms, etc…
  • Electrical Upgrades
  • Fire Alarm Upgrades
  • Improvements to the Exterior Skin of the Building, Doors, Roof, etc…
  • New Playground Surface
  • New Canopy Systems
  • Site Work Improvements
  • New Sound System Equipment
  • Technology Upgrades
  • Safety and Security
  • Furniture, Fixtures & Equipment (FF&E)

New ICC 500 building code requirements resulted in a project scope change for Old Union. The storm shelter required by these code changes will cost about $1.5 million. The other safety/security scope changes will cost about $100,000. The additional classrooms added to this project total about $700,000. These can be funded by managing costs within the $208 million bond program or through alternative sources like interest earned or fund balance.

Currently the OUES project is estimated to cost $12.3 million.

old union floor plan


Walnut Grove Elementary (Upgrades & Capacity) - $2,000,000

Projected Substantial Completion Date - Fall 2020

  • 4-Classroom / Computer Lab Addition
  • Upgrades to Classrooms
  • Renovations to Administration Area
  • Build a Storage area within the Service Yard
  • Site Work Improvements, Additional Parking, Sidewalks, Fencing, etc…
  • Technology Upgrades
  • Safety and Security
  • Furniture, Fixtures & Equipment (FF&E)

The Walnut Grove Elementary School project is currently in the design stage. Stay tuned to more details when the WGES construction commences.


Intermediate Schools

Durham Intermediate - $6,000,000

(Upgrades $1,000,000 / Lifecycle $5,000,000)

Projected Substantial Completion Date - This project will be completed in two phases with Phase 1 completed by the Fall of 2019 and Phase 2 completed by the Fall of 2020.

  • Upgrade and Renovate Science Labs
  • Renovate Restrooms
  • Cafeteria / Stage Improvements
  • Miscellaneous Interior Renovations
  • New 2x2 Ceilings
  • New Flooring as required
  • Resurface Interior Walls of corridors, classrooms, etc…
  • New Interior Signage
  • Electrical Upgrades
  • HVAC Upgrades
  • Fire Door Upgrades
  • Improvements to the Exterior Skin of the Building, Doors, Roof, etc…
  • Site Work Improvements
  • Technology Upgrades
  • Safety and Security
  • Furniture, Fixtures & Equipment (FF&E)

The Durham Intermediate School project has not yet begun. Stay tuned to more details when the WGES project commences.


Eubanks Intermediate - $8,000,000

(Upgrades & Capacity $2,000,000 / Lifecycle $6,000,000)

Projected Substantial Completion Date - This project will be completed in two phases with Phase 1 completed by the Fall of 2019 and Phase 2 completed by the Fall of 2020.

  • New Addition to Band / Choir Halls
  • Miscellaneous Interior Renovations
  • New 2x2 Ceilings
  • Resurface Interior Walls of corridors, classrooms, etc…
  • New Flooring as required
  • HVAC Upgrades
  • New Canopy Systems
  • Site Work Improvements
  • Technology Upgrades
  • Safety and Security
  • Furniture, Fixtures & Equipment (FF&E)

The Eubanks Intermediate School project has not yet begun. Stay tuned to more details when the EIS project commences.


Middle Schools

Dawson Middle School - $6,000,000

(Upgrades $500,000 / Lifecycle $5,500,000)

Projected Substantial Completion Date - Fall 2020

  • Renovate Restrooms
  • Renovations to the Gymnasium
  • Band/Choir Renovations and Practice Rooms
  • New 2x2 Ceilings
  • Resurface Interior Walls of corridors, classrooms, etc…
  • New Flooring as required
  • HVAC Upgrades
  • Improvements to the Exterior Skin of the Building, Doors, Roofs, etc…
  • New Canopy Systems
  • New Track with additional drainage system
  • Turf Field
  • Site Work Improvements
  • Technology Upgrades
  • Safety and Security
  • Furniture, Fixtures & Equipment (FF&E)

Dawson Middle School is currently undergoing a turf project on the football field. This will help reduce maintenance costs and increase the opportunity to collect rental fees for the operational budget.  The building construction portion of the DMS project has not yet started. Stay tuned to more information when the school project commences.


Carroll Middle School - $3,000,000

(Upgrades $2,500,000 / Lifecycle $500,000)

Projected Substantial Completion Date - Portions of this project were completed by the Spring of 2019. Additional parts of this project will be completed by the Fall of 2019. 

  • Resurface Interior Walls of corridors, classrooms, etc…
  • Miscellaneous Interior Renovations
  • Architectural Interior Acoustical Work
  • Storage Facility
  • New Track and Field Renovations
  • Turf Field
  • Site Work Improvements
  • Technology Upgrades
  • Safety and Security
  • Furniture, Fixtures & Equipment (FF&E)

Carroll Middle School is currently undergoing a turf project on the football field. This will help reduce maintenance costs and increase the opportunity to collect rental fees for the operational budget.  The building construction portion of the CMS project has not yet started. Stay tuned to more information when the school project commences.


High Schools

Carroll High School - $14,000,000

(Upgrades $3,000,000 / Lifecycle $11,000,000)

Projected Substantial Completion Date - Fall 2020

  • Renovate Existing Band Hall Facilities STEM Program
  • Renovate Science Labs
  • Renovate Library
  • Renovate Girls Locker Rooms for Better Security
  • New Locker Room for Girls Wrestling
  • Renovate Restrooms
  • New 2x2 Ceilings
  • New Flooring as required
  • Resurface Interior Walls of corridors, classrooms, etc…
  • Fire Door Upgrades
  • Improvements to the Exterior Skin of the Building, Brick, Roof, etc…
  • New Canopy Systems
  • Upgrades to Baseball and Softball Facilities
  • Upgrades to Football Field and Track Facilities
  • Turf Field
  • Site work Improvements
  • Technology Upgrades
  • Safety and Security
  • Furniture, Fixtures & Equipment (FF&E)

The Carroll High School project has not yet begun. Stay tuned to more details when the CHS project commences.


Carroll Senior High - $27,000,000

(Upgrades $8,000,000 / Lifecycle $19,000,000)

Projected Substantial Completion Date - Fall 2020

  • Renovate the Existing Auditorium and Support Spaces
  • Renovate and Repurpose Existing Classrooms
  • Renovate Student Activity Center and Food Court / Kitchen
  • Renovate Restrooms
  • Resurface Interior Walls of corridors, classrooms, etc…
  • New 2x2 Ceilings
  • HVAC Upgrades
  • Improvements to the Exterior Skin of the Building, Doors, Roofs, etc…
  • New Exterior Skin of the Indoor Workout Facility
  • Miscellaneous Renovation and Upgrades in Field House / Indoor
  • New Canopy Systems
  • Upgrades to Baseball and Softball Facilities
  • Upgrades to Football Field and Track Facilities
  • 4 Turf Fields
  • Site Work Improvements
  • Technology Upgrades
  • Safety and Security
  • Furniture, Fixtures & Equipment (FF&E)

An extensive amount of field turf has been installed on the Carroll Sr. High campus.  Playing fields for softball and baseball were completed and Phase 2 of the baseball/softball complex has commenced. The football field turf projects are nearly complete and the schematic design work is ongoing for the music center on the northwest corner of the campus and construction is slated to begin in the summer of 2019.

new field turf on baseball field

Field turf will help cut down on maintenance costs and will also help CISD generate revenue through facility rental.

demolition of baseball softball complex

Phase 2 of the Baseball/Softball complex is well underway. The first phase included turf and fencing. Phase 2 includes new restrooms, dugouts, storage, batting cages and more.


Other Projects

New Music Center - $24,000,000

Projected Substantial Completion Date - Spring 2020

floor plan new music center

  • Auditorium at Carroll Sr High to seat 700
  • Band Halls
  • Choir Halls
  • All related support elements

Huckabee is the architect for the music center. It will feature a 700-seat auditorium, band and choir halls and individual/ensemble practice rooms. The music center will share a foyer with the auditorium, tying in the existing facility to the art building, too. On August 27, 2018 Trustees reviewed the schematic plans for the music center. On June 3, the School Board approved a dollar value of $27,145,000 based on the results of the Bond Budget Board workshop and authorized the Administration to negotiate and enter into a contract with Muckleroy & Falls for the construction of the new CSHS Music Center and CSHS Performing Arts Renovations as part of the 2017 Bond Program.


Aquatics Center - $5,000,000

(Upgrades $500,000 / Lifecycle $4,500,000)

Projected Substantial Completion Date - Fall 2019

  • Major Repairs to the Pool
  • Renovation and Upgrades to Pool Area and Equipment
  • Renovate and Upgrade of Pool Mechanical Room and Equipment
  • Renovate Locker Rooms as required
  • Renovate Concession Area
  • Lighting Upgrades
  • Electrical Upgrades
  • Technology Upgrades
  • Safety and Security
  • Furniture, Fixtures & Equipment (FF&E)

The CISD Aquatics Center is undergoing an HVAC renovation. The bulk of the work on the swim facility/pool will occur in 2019. The Aquatics Center will be closed July 27 through October 1, 2019 for the renovation work. Substantial completion of this project is not slated until December 2019.


Dragon Stadium - $4,000,000

(Upgrades $250,000 / Lifecycle $3,750,000)

Projected Substantial Completion Date - This project will be completed in two phases with Phase 1 completed by the Fall of 2019 and Phase 2 completed by the Fall of 2020.

  • Replace Seating on the Home side as required
  • Renovate Restrooms as required
  • Resurface Finishes as required
  • Turf Replacement
  • Press Box Upgrades
  • New Graphics as required
  • Lighting Upgrades
  • Electrical Upgrades
  • Fire Alarm Upgrades
  • Upgrade and Renovate Parking as required
  • Upgrade and Replace Fencing and Gates as required
  • Site Work Improvements
  • Technology Upgrades
  • Safety and Security
  • Furniture, Fixtures & Equipment (FF&E)

New video equipment to operate the scoreboard at Dragon Stadium is being installed prior to the 2018 football season. Most of the renovations and field turf project will begin in the summer of 2019.


Transportation Facility - $1,000,000

(Upgrades $300,000 / Lifecycle $700,000)

Projected Substantial Completion Date - This project completion has been accelerated to Spring of 2019.

new school bus

  • Miscellaneous Renovations to allow for better use of the Facility
  • Renovate Restrooms as required
  • Resurface Finishes as required
  • Mechanical Upgrades
  • Lighting Upgrades
  • Electrical Upgrades
  • Alarm Upgrades
  • Upgrade and Renovate Parking as required
  • Upgrade and Replace Fencing and Gates as required
  • Site Work Improvements
  • Technology Upgrades
  • Safety and Security
  • Furniture, Fixtures & Equipment (FF&E)

Work on the Transportation Center is in progress.  Concrete was poured to provide more bus parking.  So far, CISD has ordered and received phase 1 and phase 2 buses. This includes mostly 77-passenger yellow buses equipped with seat belts and surveillance cameras.  The district also purchased several special education buses and four activity buses for longer trips.  Work on the actual building and parking lot is ongoing.


Carroll Administration - $6,000,000

(Upgrades $500,000 / Lifecycle $5,500,000)

Projected Substantial Completion Date - Fall 2020

  • Miscellaneous Interior Renovations and Upgrades
  • Renovate Restrooms
  • New 2x2 Ceilings
  • Architectural Interior Acoustical Work
  • Electrical Upgrades
  • Plumbing Upgrades
  • HVAC Upgrades
  • Improvements to the Exterior Skin of the Building, Roof, etc…
  • Site Work Improvements
  • Technology Upgrades
  • Safety and Security
  • Furniture, Fixtures & Equipment (FF&E)

Work on the CISD Administration Center teacher training rooms began during the 2018-2019 school year and is slated for completion in early summer 2019.


District Wide Needs - $1,000,000

  • 21st Century Learning Requirements
  • Irrigation Wells
  • HVAC / Geo-Thermal / Other
  • LED Lighting

Many of the projects across several CISD locations involve HVAC, geothermal wells, LED lighting, artificial turf and other features to help save operational costs.

construction materials

Materials for the drilling of geothermal wells is on site at Johnson Elementary, Carroll Elementary and Old Union Elementary as the district prepares to complete projects that will help save 25% of the utility costs at these sites. A geothermal system was put in place at Carroll Middle School and helps the district save on overall utility costs.


Technology - $45,000,000

  • Infrastructure
  • Student Devices
  • Teacher Presentation Resources

Work on the infrastructure and wireless network was completed before laptop deployment began. More than 4,000 laptop devices are in the process of being handed out to CISD secondary students. Next year, K-6 students will receive their devices. Technicians were added at secondary campuses to help with the upkeep of the student devices.  Teacher presentation resources have been installed at Johnson Elementary, Carroll Elementary, Durham Intermediate and Carroll High School.  CISD's plan to replace technology is based on replacement of the oldest technology.


Transportation - $7,500,000

  • Buses - regular route buses, special needs buses, activity buses
  • Other Maintenance Vehicles

Band - $1,500,000

Instruments for all bands from intermediate campuses through senior high have been purchased, as well as new uniforms for the band and choir dress uniforms.  On August 27, 2018 Trustees approved $808,000 in concert band instruments.


TOTAL $208,000,000

Questions about ongoing work of the 2017 Bond Program may be directed to Program Manager John Haugen - john.haugen@southlakecarroll.edu.

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