Cedar Hill ISD School Starts as First Phase
of Bond Work Winds Down
Cedar Hill, TX - August 23, 2013 - The first phase of bond work in the Cedar Hill Independent School District is winding down as the 2013-2014 school year starts on Monday, August 26, 2013. Crews worked on High Pointe Elementary, Waterford Oaks Elementary, Permenter Middle School and West Intermediate during the summer.
The first phase of the $45 million-dollar bond program started the day after school let out for the summer in June. Helicopters were used to remove 146 air-conditioning units off the roofs of High Pointe Elementary and Pementer Middle schools to save time on replacing them with energy-efficient units. Crews put new roofs on both schools as well.
Permenter students in the Fine Arts program will be greeted by renovations in the art class, combination theatre/dance room, the band room, and two ensemble rooms.
Amy Baker starts her seventh year teaching band at Permenter this year. She was excited when she saw the expansion and renovations awaiting her students. "We could not fit all of the 98 band students in this room at the same time. Now we can," she said. "The students will feel important because they will know that the District and community cares."
High Pointe Elementary also got an energy-management system, drainage improvements, and a parking lot replacement during the summer.
Other bond projects completed this summer include:
· Updating the District phone system, networking system, and universal power supply
· West Intermediate School-renovations, roof replacement, energy management system, and new HVAC units
· Waterford Oaks Elementary-exterior lighting and upgraded plumbing in the kitchen
Article written by Ramona Logan, 214-882-2451