Garland ISD is pleased to announce that its taxpayer-approved 2014 Bond Program is at the finish line. Responsible for the district’s state-of-the-art Gilbreath-Reed Career & Technical Center and long-awaited natatorium, the $455.5 million program focused on security, facility and technological enhancements.
“It is exciting to see all the improvements and benefits the 2014 Bond Program has provided to students, teachers, staff and the community,” said Director of Facilities Planning & Construction Javier Fernandez. “In 2019, we completed fine arts additions/ renovations at most middle and high schools. A majority of campus construction projects are now complete or are scheduled to be completed this month.”
Bond dollars also funded secure campus entrances, 1:1 devices at secondary schools, computer replacements, security camera upgrades, and lights and restroom additions at baseball and softball fields. Expected to open its doors in fall 2020, the highly anticipated natatorium is entering the last phase of construction. The aquatic center is about 70% complete, and the competition Myrtha pool is becoming a reality with the completion of its walls.
“We thank the residents of Garland, Rowlett and Sachse for recognizing the needs of Garland ISD. Bond programs are critical and provide our district a means to offer innovative instruction and options for the students of today and of the future,” Fernandez stated. “As we look toward 2025 and 2030, we know the future is bright and full of advancements that will impact our students.”
Keep up with natatorium construction and final bond projects via its website.