LARGENT SPEAKS ON GHS CONSTRUCTION AT CHAMBER LUNCHEON
October 27, 2016
Granbury ISD superintendent
Dr. James Largent updated the business community on the completed renovations
of Granbury High School during the Granbury Chamber of Commerce luncheon on
October 21, 2016, at the Pecan Plantation Clubhouse.
In addition to Largent, new
Granbury Pirate head football coach Chad Zschiesche spoke to the gathering
about his background and his expectations on building a successful program.
Regarding the construction, the
high school student council cut the ribbon on the building during a dedication
ceremony held during Homecoming festivities on October 7.
Granbury Chamber of Commerce Presentation - October 21, 2016
Most recent work included the
addition of a career and technical education center in the back of the campus
as well as renovation of large portions of the building for academic classrooms
and teacher commons areas.
Portions of the high school
project that were complete last year include the Willie and Wanda Crossland
Academic Wing as well as the cafeteria and coffee bar, learning commons
(library), fine arts addition and reconfiguration, special education classrooms,
locker room space in the field house and gyms, and renovated offices for
counselors and assistant principals.
Later work included renovation of the
auditorium and science classrooms; construction of locker room space for
baseball, softball, and tennis teams; and realignment of the lower grand hall
for the Marine Corps JROTC program.
Voters approved the projects
totaling $84.9 million in a November 2013 bond election. The high school transformation totaled $62.2
of that amount. Other bond projects
included: safety and security upgrades
with controlled entries at all campuses; new attached gymnasiums at Acton
Elementary School and Emma Roberson Elementary School; major investments in
technology infrastructure and network along with equipment for model classrooms
throughout the district; replacement of classroom furniture, school buses, and
band instruments; and repurposing the old Crossland Ninth Grade Center to be
the district administration building.