With more residents moving to Grandview every year, the school district wants to prepare for the growth that’s coming.
The Grandview ISD board of trustees called for a $6 million bond election during Monday morning’s meeting to add more classrooms to Grandview Elementary School.
The bond package includes constructing eight classrooms that can also be used as storm shelters during emergency weather situations, collaboration spaces for students to work on assignments together, a walk-in track and an extension of the cafeteria with more freezer space.
The goal is to make more room for the coming growth, GVISD Superintendent Joe Perrin said. With the proposed addition the school would hold 800 students, compared to about 650 now, Perrin said.
With more home subdivisions coming into the area, board President Clint Ishmael said they want to get in front of the growth.
“If we wait too much longer we’re going to be in a bind and have to do something like portable buildings,” Ishmael said. “We don’t want to do that. We’re just trying to get ahead of the growth and try to get the space available for when the kids will need it, it will be ready.”
The election will be in May. For information about the district, visit gvisd.org.