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Allen ISD Bond Projects


The 2015 bond proposal was created from recommendations brought forth by the Project Kids Committee. Project Kids was an 80-member committee of parents, community members, business leaders and staff members that studied future facility needs for Allen ISD. The committee met throughout the school year and presented their findings to the Board of Trustees in April 2015. The committee’s recommendations are either reflected in the current bond proposal or may be completed using available school funds.  (See construction schedule below)

The Allen ISD Board of Trustees evaluated the Project Kids recommendations and voted to present a bond proposal in the amount of $272,580,000 to Allen voters in November 2015. Allen voters approved that proposal on November 3, 2015.  Work is now underway on numerous bond projects.  Information will be shared on these projects below as the year progresses.
 
November 3, 2015 Bond Election Information
 
November 3, 2015: Allen ISD voters approved the 2015 bond proposition based on results reported by the Collin County Elections Office with 100% of the precincts reporting. A total of 3,468 or 75.74% voted yes on the proposition. There were 1,111 or 24.26% school patrons who voted against the proposition. 
Bond Project News / Updates 
 
(June 6, 2016) Renovations Begin:  The renovation of Allen High School's main corridor and "A" Hall is underway and should be completed by the start of school in August 2016.  Major renovations at Vaughan Elementary School are also underway although the project is not being funded with bond funds. 
 
(May 16, 2016) Board Moves Forward with Baseball & Softball Fields:  The Board approved upgrades to Allen High School baseball and softball fields to be resurfaced with artificial turf by Hellas Construction
 
(March 28, 2016) Board Approves CM At Risk for Lowery Project  The Board approved the Construction Manager At Risk contract with Lee Lewis Construction for the following projects:  new Lowery Center Construction and Dillard Center renovation.
 
(February 22, 2016) Board Awards Architectural and Engineering Services Contract:  The Board approved a contract with Corgan Associates, Inc. to design the new Lowery Freshman Center and various renovation projects as part of the 2015 Bond Program. 
 
(February 22, 2016) Board Awards Construction Manager At Risk Contract:  The Board approved the Construction Manager At Risk contract with Cadence McShane for the following projects:  Allen High School Renovations Group 2 as part of the 2015 Bond Program.
 
(January 18, 2016) Board Awards Construction Manager At Risk Contract:  The Board approved the Construction Manager At Risk contract with Balfour Beatty Construction, LLC for the following projects:  Elementary #18, Renovations at Vaughan, Bolin, Kerr, Marion Elementary Schools and Ereckson Middle School as part of the 2015 Bond Program 
 
(January 18, 2016) Board Awards Architectural and Engineering Services Contract:  The Board approved a contract with VLK Architects, Inc. to design the STEM Center as part of the 2015 Bond Program.
 
(November 16, 2015) Board Awards Architectural & Engineering Services Contract: The Board approved a contract with STB Architects & Planners, Inc. for a number of bond projects that will be completed over the next 3 years. (More information)
 
(November 16, 2015) Board Sets Parameters for Bond Sales: The Board authorized the sale of bonds to fund or partially fund a number of bond projects over the next 3 years. (More information)
 
(November 16, 2015)  Board Approves Bond Election Results: The Board approved results from the November 3, 2015 bond election.  The election results, which were certified by the Collin County Elections Office,  showed 5,179 votes for and 1,727 votes against the bond proposal.
 

Bond Project Summary


 
1. New Facility Construction $170,528,200

Construction of elementary school # 18 to open in 2017 in northwest Allen

Construction of Allen High School satellite STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) facility

Construction of new freshman center built north of existing school site

2. Renovations and Upgrades To Existing Facilities $79,739,800

Renovate south wing (Main St.) of Lowery Freshman Center for new Dillard Special Achievement Center

Renovate Kerr and Marion Elementary Schools (Bolin & Vaughan to be renovated with existing funds)

Construction of a new multipurpose music room at Allen High School

Upgrade or replace Allen High School roof, heating and air conditioning systems

Interior renovations to portion of Allen High School

Renovate existing Dillard Center facility to create district professional development / training center

Installation of lights and seating at Ereckson Middle School athletic field

Installation of artificial turf at Allen High School baseball and softball competition fields

3. Technology $12,000,000

District network infrastructure upgrades; WIFI and WAN enhancements, data center upgrades

4. Security $312,000

Upgrade emergency communications systems across the school district

5. Purchase of Land. $10,000,000

Purchase land for elementary school #18 and Allen High School STEM Center

TOTAL:      $272,580,000

Bond Project Proposed Schedule

The list below shows proposed completion dates for the projects included in the 2015 Bond Proposal.  
Working within a five-year time frame, the schedule may change. 
 

Synthetic Turf at Baseball and Softball Fields 

 

Summer 2016

 

Renovate Vaughan (District Funds)

     Architects: STB Architects & Planners  
     CM At Risk: Balfour Beatty Construction, LLC) 

 

Fall 2016

 

AHS Interior Renovations/Reroof #1  

     Architects: STB Architects & Planners  
     CM At Risk: Cadence McShane) 

 

Fall 2016

 

District Network Infrastructure Upgrades Begin

 

Fall 2016

 

Classroom Multimedia Installation (District Funds)

 

Fall 2016

 
 

Elementary #18

     Architects: STB Architects & Planners  
     CM At Risk: Balfour Beatty Construction, LLC)  

 

Fall 2017

 

Renovate Bolin (District Funds)

     Architects: STB Architects & Planners  
     CM At Risk: Balfour Beatty Construction, LLC)  

 

Fall 2017

 

Auxiliary Gym/Locker Rooms AHS (District Funds)

     Architects: STB Architects & Planners  
     CM At Risk: Cadence McShane   

 

Fall 2017

 

AHS Multipurpose Music Room

     Architects: STB Architects & Planners  
     CM At Risk: Cadence McShane 

 

Fall 2017

 

AHS Interior Renovations/Reroof #2

     Architects: STB Architects & Planners  
     CM At Risk: Cadence McShane 

 

Fall 2017

 

Security Emergency Communications System

 

Fall 2017

 
 

New Lowery Freshman Center

Architects:  Corgan Associates, Inc.
CM At Risk: Lee Lewis Construction, Inc 

 

Fall 2018

 

Renovate Kerr

     Architects: STB Architects & Planners  
     CM At Risk: Balfour Beatty Construction, LLC)  

 

Fall 2018

 

Science, Technology, Engineering & Math Ctr. (STEM)

     Architects: VLK Architects, Inc.   
   CM At Risk: Cadence McShane 

 

Winter 2019

 

AHS Interior Renovations/Reroof #3

     Architects: STB Architects & Planners  
     CM At Risk: Cadence McShane Construction

 

Fall 2018

 

Ereckson MS Lighting Athletics Field Seating

     Architects: STB Architects & Planners  
     CM At Risk: Balfour Beatty Construction, LLC

 

Fall 2018

 
 

Dillard Move to Lowery Site

 

Fall 2019

 

Renovate Marion  

     Architects: STB Architects & Planners  
     CM At Risk: Balfour Beatty Construction, LLC
 

 

Fall 2019

 

Agriculture Farm Renovations

     Architects: STB Architects & Planners  
     CM At Risk: Cadence McShane Construction
 

 

Fall 2019

 

AHS Interior Renovations/Reroof #4

     Architects: STB Architects & Planners  
     CM At Risk: Cadence McShane Construction 

 

Fall 2019

 
 

District Professional Development Center

   Architects: Corgan Associates, Inc.
   CM At Risk: Lee Lewis 

 

Fall 2020

 

All District Network Infrastructure Upgrades Complete

 

Fall 2020

 

All District HVAC Renovations Complete

 

Fall 2020

 

All Classroom Multimedia Installation Complete (District Funds)

 

Fall 2020

 
 

Questions and Answers


What projects are included in the 2015 bond proposal?

New Schools - Continued housing growth in Allen has created an ongoing need for new schools and additions to existing schools. Since the last Allen ISD bond election in 2009, the school district has grown over 2,500 students. Projections show another 2,000 students enrolling by the year 2020. A new elementary school in northwest Allen will help accommodate growth in that area. The need for more capacity at Allen High School and the demand for more science and technology offerings would be met with a satellite STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) facility. The district has also identified the need to replace the Lowery Freshman Center based on a feasibility study of renovation vs. new construction. The south wing (facing Main Street) of the existing Lowery Freshman Center will be renovated to relocate the Dillard Special Achievement Center. The current Dillard Center will be repurposed for use as a professional development center for staff. The district currently has no permanent training facility for its 2,500+ employees.

Renovations - The Board of Trustees is committed to maintaining high-quality facilities for all students. Therefore, nearly $80 million is dedicated to building renovations and improvements. These include new carpeting, wall coverings, paint and energy efficient lighting systems for three elementary schools and portions of Allen High School. The renovations will be completed over the next five years as buildings reach 15 years of usage.

Additions - Due to increasing student numbers in the music program, a multipurpose music practice and storage area would be built adjacent to the AHS band hall. The bonds will also bring the Ereckson Middle School athletic field to the same level as Ford and Curtis Middle Schools with lighted fields and seating for students and fans

Technology - The bond proposal includes $12 million to upgrade the school district network infrastructure.

Security - A number of security improvements have been added to campuses in the past two years including cameras, fencing and secure entryways. The district plans to use bond funds to improve the school district’s emergency communications system.

Purchase of Land - The bond proposal includes funds to purchase land for Elementary #18 and land for the Allen High School STEM center.

 
What is the status of bond projects funded in the 2009 bond election?  All of the 2009 bond projects have been completed. These projects included construction of the Allen High School Performing Arts Center, Eagle Stadium and the Allen ISD Service Center. 

If approved by voters, can the bond funds be used for other school projects and expenses?  State law requires that the school district use bond funds only for the purpose outlined on the election ballot. They cannot be used, for example, for employee salaries or school supplies. Bond proceeds could, however, be used for other capital expenses. 

 
 
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