Great Signs of Progress This Week for Many FISD Bond Projects

It was quite a successful week in the progression of numerous bond projects that are underway in Frenship ISD. All of the current projects are part of the $85.2 million bond that FISD voters approved in May 2014.

Below is an update of the current bond projects that are moving forward:

DSC_0374Soccer Facility/Turf Fields (located east of the Frenship High School athletic complex): The new turf was installed Thursday-Friday, April 2-3, and rubber infill has begun. Construction of the restroom and concession stand facility is underway as all underground electrical work for the building is complete. Plumbing rough-in and blocking for the building has begun as well. The removal of the current turf at Peoples Bank Stadium is set to begin the week of April 13.  The new turf for Peoples Bank Stadium has arrived and is on site.

DSC_0360Band Practice Field (located behind Frenship High School): Installation of the tower has begun at the band practice field and will be completed the week of April 13. The band field will inherit the existing turf currently at Peoples Bank Stadium. The relocation of the Peoples Bank Stadium turf to the band field will also begin the week of April 13.

DSC_0307New South Elementary (located at 10020 Upland Avenue): Excavation of grade beams and spot footings continue around the site. Curb and gutter installation has begun in various parking lots around the facility. Electrical and plumbing underground continues throughout the site. Site utilities are set to begin next week.

DSC_0353Vocational Ag Facility (located at Woodrow Road and County Road 1300): All of the dirt work for two new hog barns is complete. The new building will house 48 additional stalls. The building layout and underground electrical and plumbing is set to get underway the week of April 13.

More than 75 percent of the 2014 bond is dedicated to campus construction and renovation with the construction of a Ninth Grade Center and an eighth elementary campus as the two major projects. Other projects included are technology and security upgrades, maintenance improvements, extracurricular advances, and land purchases.