“This has been the summer since we passed our bond election that we have been in some ways looking forward too,” Robertson said. “Although it has been a lot of work.”
It has been a busy summer for Lubbock I.S.D.’s new superintendent Dr. Berhl Robertson as 15 of the 46 schools in his district underwent major renovations.
“We have a responsibility to our tax payers to make sure our facilities are kept up well and our modernized,” Robertson said. “We can’t let our building go into disrepair.”
L.I.S.D. got the money for their renovations from a 2010 bond election.
Some of the biggest projects are happening at
“They have a full interior remodel going on with new carpet, paint on the walls, looks gorgeous,” Robertson said. “They are also getting a new office space out front with a new façade.”
Miller Elementary formerly Haynes Elementary also got some updates.
“We have portables set up,” Robertson said. “The design really works well the new parent drop-off. [It] will make some traffic issues go away.”
Robertson said every school in L.I.S.D. is getting some kind of capital improvement update like new paint, air conditioning or parking lots.
Robertson said improvements send a positive message to students.
“When you have something new one thing that does for kids is it shows you care,” Robertson said. “It shows you care about who they are and what kind of facility they are in.”
All construction projects will be finished by the first day of school except for
Dr. Robertson asks everyone to be patient while they finish up.
“There are going to be some challenges over there so we just ask our parents to understand that we are on top of that,” Robertson said.