Posted Date: 06/13/2017
The Bonham ISD’s Board of Trustees have recently approved WRL-General Contractors out of Tyler, Texas to serve as our, “Construction Managers at Risk” team in the construction of the new BHS. This role will include the tasks of finding suitable contractors, quality control, assisting in the design phase, and keeping the total cost of the project on or under budget.
Stantec and BISD administration are currently in the process of finalizing a draft of the building’s footprint to present to the board for their consideration and possible approval. Early stages of elevation or virtual drawings are in the works and will soon be presented to the Board for possible approval as well. The whole process is exciting and very rewarding and we are pleased to have the BHS Principal, Mr. Ryan Prock, and his staff involved in all phases of the design.
Even with all of the progress that has been made, just like the I.W. Evans project, the overall process is a long one and we know that the citizens of Bonham are just as anxious as we are for the construction to begin. This will be a high school that will accommodate many levels and academic disciplines ranging from remedial to advanced level courses, feed over 1,000 meals and transport over 700 students on an average day. Also, to accommodate the arts, dance, choir, band, 14 separate varsity athletic teams, along with their JV counterparts, the gathering process of all needed information, design and other necessary components can take up to or longer than a calendar year. It takes the utmost care to design a building that will serve a community for decades to come.
With this building our goals are to prepare for district growth, to create a safe and secure environment to ensure maximum security, and to give the community something we are proud of and can enjoy visiting. The new school will encompass the latest technology available to education institutions, all within a budget approved by our community.
Timelines may change a week ahead or behind on construction due to certain causes, but the Fall 2018 opening will not change! We will continue to keep the community posted and if there are any questions please feel free to visit our bonhamisd.org website and continue to the right side of the page to the “Ask the Superintendent” section. We will do our very best to be as transparent as possible during this arduous process. And, remember, you are always welcome at Bonham ISD.