About Project S.O.A.R. 2019

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Project S.O.A.R. Overview

 A citizen's committee called Project SOAR met from October 2018 - January 2019.  The committee studied district facility and program needs in the same way that Allen ISD Project Kids committees worked with previous bond proposals.  They also visited several campuses and requested presentations by finance and demographic experts outside of the school district.  The committee presented a list of recommendations to the Board of Trustees on January 23.  The Board of Trustees reviewed the recommendations at a workshop and regular meeting before calling for the election on February 11.  Meeting minutes and additional information about the Project SOAR Committee are available here 

Prject S.O.A. R. Committee

  

Sam Abiog

Martha Bahnman

Christine Caplinger

Nina Felt

Neil Fonville

Kim Fowler

Mark Friedman

Theresa Ginsburg

Mary Jane Hamilton

Rev. Todd Harris, Chair

Karen McWilliams

Darrel Morrison

Neil Riddick 

Tonya Robertson

Sathya Sastry

Bill Savage, Chair

Vikas Sharma

Chris Shaw

Srik Soogoor

Tim Sublette

Toni Vincent

Meredith Winningham 

Project S.O.A.R. Charter / Objective

  

•What this really means is upholding , through re-investment in Facilities & Technology, a commitment to maintaining the level of excellence Allen ISD has established whose hallmarks are: 

• Providing state of the art facilities,

• Ensuring all campuses are equipped and furnished equitably, 

•Giving all students learning tools and environments that continuously prepare them to thrive in this rapidly, ever-changing world. 

•This commitment extends to developing a schedule of maintenance, upgrading for efficiencies, re-purposing and re-designing facilities for optimum operation, safety and security, and meeting changing transportation needs of the district. 

High Level Overview of Projects

    Bond Proposition Details


New Construction ($11,568,000)


Allen HS Agricultural Science Center ($11,568,000)

 Build a new Agricultural Science Center on Greenville Avenue on land south of Ridgemont Drive to replace the 40-year-old facility in Lucas.

 
 

Campus Life Cycle Renovations ($342,412,000)


Allen ISD has sought to upgrade and renovate campuses on a 15 to 17 year cycle. The committee recommended that the district continue that renovation schedule. Campuses that would need renovation between 2020 and 2025 would include: Boon Elementary, Chandler Elementary, Evans Elementary, Olson Elementary and Cheatham Elementary; Curtis and Ereckson Middle Schools; the AHS Athletic facility, additional portions of Allen High School and portions of the AISD Administration Building.

Track resurfacing at AHS Track Stadium & Lowery Stadium

Shade structure and upgrades to AHS tennis facility

Shade structures at AHS baseball and softball facilities

Turf replacement at Eagle Stadium, Lowery & Curtis Stadiums

 
 

Transportation ($6,233,000)


Purchase 35 new school buses (phased over a 5-year period)

Additional communications (radio), maintenance and safety equipment

 
 

Safe and Secure Schools ($2,787,000)


Installation of safety doors, secure window frames, upgrades to building access control systems and security camera systems

 
 

Technology ($59,800,000)


Expansion of the wide area network (WAN)

Upgrades to campus and classroom technology to increase accessibility and improve speed and quality

Upgrades to classroom multimedia technology

Implement a mobile device purchase and replacement system to place more mobile devices in the hands of students and teachers

Detailed Project Listing

         

Build New Agriculture Science   Center                                  $11,568,000

 

Allen High School Renovations

 

    G Hall   & Corridor                                                                 $16,170,000

 

    AHS /   Collin College Area                                                     $2,455,000

 

    AHS   Athletic Facility                                                           $13,184,000

 

    H Hall   & Corridor                                                                   $8,738,000

 

    J Hall   & Corridor                                                                  $23,375,000

 

    K Hall   Renovation                                                                $18,600,000

  

Ereckson Middle School Renovation                                      $48,005,000

 

Curtis Middle School Renovation                                            $47,090,000

 

Boon Elementary School Renovation                                     $21,985,000

 

Chandler Elementary School   Renovation                            $23,749,000

 

Evans Elementary School Renovation                                    $25,170,000

 

Olson Elementary School Renovation                                    $26,964,000

 

Cheatham Elementary School   Renovation                           $28,590,000

 


Renovations Sub-Total                                                           $304,075,000

 

 

Lowery Freshman Ctr Weight   Room Facility                          $2,400,000

 

Ford Middle School Athletic Field   Upgrade                            $3,200,000

 

Athletic Turf Replacement                                                          $2,360,000

 

Eagle Stadium Sealant                                                                  $320,000

 

Athletic Track Resurface                                                               $432,000

 

Elementary Playground Turf                                                      $3,000,000

 

Administration Building Renovation                                       $12,497,000

 

AHS Baseball & Softball Shade   Structures                            $1,080,000

 

AHS Tennis Complex                                                                  $1,000,000

 

 

District Project Sub-Total                                                         $26,289,000

 

 

HVAC Replacement &   Efficiencies                                           $1,154,000

 

Soundproof Classroom Walls                                                     $3,197,000

 

LED Lighting Efficiencies                                                            $1,723,000

 

District-wide Concrete Work                                                       $1,771,000

 

Breezeway Waterproofing at   Renovated Elementaries           $1,785,000

 

District-wide Electrical Upgrades                                                   $608,000

 

District-wide Waterproofing                                                         $1,000,000

 

First Responder Repeaters                                                             $810,000

 


Maintenance Project Sub-Total                                                  $12,048,000

 


 

Door/Window/Frames Resistant Film                                          $1,125,000

 

Security Camera Additions &   Upgrades                                      $792,000

 

Access Control System Additions   & Upgrades                          $870,000

 

 

Safe & Secure Schools Sub-Total                                                $2,787,000

 


 

New School Buses                                                                        $4,612,000

 

Vehicle Maintenance Equipment                                                     $121,000

 

Bus Rider Safety Solution                                                               $475,000

 

Retrofit School Buses with Seat   Belts                                      $1,005,000

 

Communication Equipment                                                              $20,000

 

 

Transportation Sub-Total                                                              $6,233,000

 

 

Network Infrastructure - WAN                                                      $1,500,000

 

Network Infrastructure - Facility   Technologies                      $13,000,000

 

Life Cycle Management -   Instructional Technologies              $7,000,000

 

Life Cycle Management - Mobile   Device                                 $30,000,000

 

Classroom Multimedia/Audio/Visual                                            $8,300,000

 

 

Technology Sub-Total                                                                  $59,800,000

 


 

BOND PROPOSITION   TOTAL                                                 $422,800,000