Dallas ISD Construction Services hopes to increase transparency while working on the 2020 bond program projects, according to their presentation in a Feb. 11 Board of Trustees briefing.

The Dallas ISD Board of Trustees will be able to monitor the status of construction projects through a timing rubric and cash flow organizer, and the district is working to provide a similar tool for the public.

The district has selected 13 schools that will be replaced, 24 that need renovations, and 42 that need work done on roofs, HVAC and plumbing.

This chart shows the replacement schools in the 2020 bond program. Photo courtesy of DISD Construction Services.

“We have schools that just cannot wait for a major renovation. We’ve got schools that cannot wait to get their roof replaced, their HVAC or their plumbing, so these are things that we want to attack right now,” says Assistant Superintendent of Maintenance & Facility Services David Bates.

Also as a part of the $3.5 billion bond project, which voters approved in November, all middle and high schools in the district will receive wrought iron fencing, and synthetic turf and tracks will be installed at high school football fields. Those projects will begin this summer.

Every campus in the district is set to receive new furniture as well.

Major construction at schools is still months away, but the district has eliminated phases that had caused delays in previous years.

To watch the briefing, go here, and click on the “Information/Reports” section under the video player. The Construction Services presentation begins around 1:08:30.