If you’re wondering how to stay informed on your school’s design and construction under the 2012 bond program, consider joining a Project Advisory Team or attend the meetings. These teams are set up by HISD for each construction project.
The goal of the Project Advisory Team is to ensure that school and community members have the opportunity to take part in the planning and design of new schools and to monitor the progress of construction.
Meeting monthly, teams consist of five to eight members, including:
- The principal
- Students (for middle school and high school projects)
- Community members
- The architect
- HISD Facility Planning, Design and Construction staff
Members remain with the team for the entire project, usually two to three years. All meetings are open to the public.
From the start, the PATs will be briefed on the budget, schedule, and general scope of work set by the Board of Education. The teams will review educational specifications, drawings, and work schedules. They will work with the architect, design, and construction management staffs to ensure the projects meet their budgets throughout the design process. PATs will also help organize and participate in community meetings during the design process, which may last up to 24 months.
Among their responsibilities the teams will help select colors for flooring materials, paint for walls, colors, and fabric for furnishings and provide input about the exterior appearance of the building. Click here for more information.
If you want to know the current status of the construction of our new school building click here or read the meeting minutes below.
MCLIMS’ HISD Facilities Planner is Dave Funk. For questions you can contact Mr. Funk at email@example.com or at (713) 556-9307.