Order photos

R and R on tap for Cox Elementary

by | Jul 23, 2015 | Education

By Nancy Whitney

Staff Writer

[email protected]

All schools across Wylie ISD are seeing renovations and repairs this summer, and Cox Elementary is sure to get their fair share. The ten-year-old elementary will be receiving $534,000 in renovations over the next two years thanks to the $94.2 million bond that passed Nov. 4, 2014.

Beginning in May, with expected completion in September, Gallagher Construction began the installation of new carpets and floor tiles to brighten the walkways of the school. Hand dryers are being installed in all bathrooms.

“We have been very blessed with the approval of the bond last year,” Cox Elementary Principal Diana Pecorino said. “Our new carpet has added a refreshing update to our campus down the grade level hallways and classrooms.”

Safety concerns are being met through the installation of access controls, a badge system and the installation of security cameras. Security cameras will be accessible by the police department in the case of emergency.

“We are excited to ensure a safer environment for our students where we can have access to all entries to the campus at all times,” Pecorino said. “As always an update to our campus is exciting, especially when it provides a safer environment for our students.”

With the advancement of technology, Wylie ISD is doing their best to keep up with the times. Wireless access points will be added, network upgrades will be met and the network switching closets will be upgraded, new clocks and a paging/bell system will be installed, a portable sound system will be utilized in the choir room, a sound system for the gym will be installed and the cafeteria sound system will be updated.

In May 2016, Gallagher Construction, will oversee an exterior paint job, LED parking lot lighting and new digital signage. These projects are expected for completion in September 2016.

For additional information on Cox Elementary construction visit http://www.wylieisd.net/domain/2498.

 

 

Subscribe Love

0 Comments

Related News

Education foundation gears up for annual gala

Education foundation gears up for annual gala

Boots ’N Barbecue, the largest fundraiser for the Wylie ISD Education Foundation, may be sold out, but there are still opportunities to get involved. The event, set for 5:30 p.m. Saturday, March 23, will happen at a new venue — the Plano Event Center— this year. Last...

read more
GISD’s dyslexia training center now accredited

GISD’s dyslexia training center now accredited

Garland ISD has achieved a long-awaited milestone that benefits educators and dyslexic students alike. The Dyslexia Therapist Training Center has achieved accreditation. This milestone for the GISD Dyslexia Department has been in the works since 2019 and will allow...

read more
Bond project updates presented

Bond project updates presented

The first regular Garland ISD board of trustees meeting of the year Tuesday, Jan. 23 included several updates for long-awaited projects at local schools. Javier Fernandez, Director of Facilities, Planning and Construction Services, presented a GISD Bond 2023 program...

read more
Community colleges adapt to new funding model

Community colleges adapt to new funding model

A bill signed into law by the governor in June 2023 reformed the state’s community college finance system. Shifting away from the previous enrollment metrics model, Texas House Bill 8 (HB 8) is an outcomes-based approach that rewards colleges for awarding degrees and...

read more
New law tough on student vaping

New law tough on student vaping

A new Texas law has brought steep punishments for students caught vaping on school campuses. Signed June 13 by Gov. Greg Abbott, House Bill 114 (HB 114) went into effect Sept. 1, weeks after the school year started.  With punishment previously at a district’s...

read more
County livestock show opens Jan. 6

County livestock show opens Jan. 6

After months of hard work, Collin County FFA and 4-H students will step into the show ring at the 2024 Collin County Junior Livestock Show and Sale Saturday. Students will parade their pigs, cattle, sheep, poultry, rabbits and goats before judges starting Jan. 6 and...

read more
Wylie ISD board elects new president

Wylie ISD board elects new president

The Wylie ISD Board of Trustees has a new president, Jacob Day, following his being elected by acclamation at the regular meeting Monday, Nov. 13. The former WISD teacher was first elected to the board in 2018. Day is replacing Stacie Smith, who the board elected by...

read more
Subscribe Love