Trustees get an eyeful on tour
New schools 'awesome' say board members
The new high school lunchroom will look like a mall food court with three serving lines, plus a snack bar, majestic columns and different varieties of seating. Consultant J. P. Grom leads (L-R) Assistant Supt. Penny Curry, trustees Michelle Lehmkuhl, Barbara Grayson and Lisa Gerthe and RHS Principal Chad Jones through the area. The annual facilities tour by Rockdale ISD's board of trustees was anything but routine last week.
Trustees got their best look yet at the brand new intermediate school, on a new campus at the western city limits, and the virtually brand new high school, being expanded at the current campus.
Both are on schedule to be ready for the first day of classes Aug. 24.
The word "awesome" was used a lot as board members strolled the two campuses, pau si ng to ma r vel at t he RISD's most complete facilities upgrade in over 50 years.
The intermediate school will house grades 3-5 while grades K-2 will remain at the current elementary campus.
In addition to 86,200 square foot of new construction at RHS, there have been renovations both inside and outside to the "old" part of the school.
|Classroom doors open onto hallway at new intermediate school as trustees, administrators, Collier Construction Co. officials stroll down the hall during annual school board tour of facilities. Special tour guest was former elementary school principal Eldon Ball, who looked high and low at the new 73,635-square foot intermediate school which includes a gym, lunchroom and library. Construction went on during the tour as former Supt. Walter Pond (R) checks out work on a window frame at the intermediate school site. Lunch anyone? From left, trustee Lee Jenkins and school board president James Birkhead check out the gleaming new equipment in the intermediate kitchen. |