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March 9, 2016
Several Granbury ISD construction projects are set to open when students return from Spring Break on March 21, 2016.
AES Gym  
New gymnasiums will be ready at Acton Elementary School and Emma Roberson Elementary School, providing more equitable space for physical education classes.  The attached additions also ensure improved security for those campuses.  Acton’s gym is already open, but the Roberson addition is taking longer because of demolition of an older facility.  Once the gym is complete, the Roberson PTO will continue work on the parking lot expansion.
For Granbury High School, chief among projects is the long-anticipated reopening of the Bagby-McMahan Performing Arts Center.  New seating has already been installed with major upgrades of the sound and lighting systems.  Also open at the high school will be new locker rooms for baseball, softball, and tennis teams.
Locker Rooms
Other construction projects were recently completed over the winter and early spring.  These include new chemistry labs and new space for the Marine Corps JROTC program.  The cadets now have new classrooms, supply and uniform room, and a large competition rifle range.
Last fall, students returned to GHS with the new Crossland Academic Wing in the front of the building plus a completely renovated cafeteria and coffee bar, the Learning Commons (library), expanded space for fine arts programs, plus office and counseling space.  Work continues on the career and technical education addition, and, during the summer, demolition and construction will progress in older parts of the building not previously renovated.  When school begins in August, all principal work will be completed, and the high school will welcome both the Class of 2019 and Class of 2020 to make it a full 9-12 campus.
Controlled entries were complete at K-8 campuses during the fall of 2014, and the high school entry was made secure with the addition of the ninth grade academic wing.
Regarding technology, the investment in model classroom, technology devices, and infrastructure is ongoing.  At K-8 campuses, classrooms have SMART Boards, projectors, document cameras, classroom audio, mounts and cables, and virtual desktop storage.  More wireless access points have been added at these schools, and work on the high school will continue through the summer.  A fiber optic wide area network to increase bandwidth at all campuses is complete.
Information on the $84.9 million bond initiative is available on the district website at

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