Several capital improvement projects were approved during the most recent regular meeting of the Maypearl Board of Trustees meeting.
Among those approved is a plan to provide much-needed repairs to the district's oldest building.
The WPA building will serve as the Maypearl Primary School and will soon consist of pre-kindergarten, kindergarten and first grade.
The school, which is scheduled to open in August, will receive a new roof over the gym, structural repairs, demolishing of the existing ceiling, new lighting, a new gym floor, fresh paint to the gym and stucco applied to the back portion of the building to correct all water intrusion issues.
Other approved items included new carpet, whiteboards, bulletin boards, storage cabinets, covered drop-off area off of the cafeteria, new playground equipment, safety fencing and wooden cubbies or lockers for students.
"The building will be prepared for all the prekindergarten, kindergarten and first-grade students and staff for years to come," stated a Maypearl ISD press release.
The Maypearl ISD board also approved the replacement of HVAC units to the Lorene Smith Kirkpatrick Elementary and repairs associated with the original construction of the building's ductwork. This project will impact the office/entry area, two-story classroom wing, fine arts wing, hallways and the library.
This work along with previous projects will complete most of the necessary repairs to address issues of the building.
According to the press release, Maypearl ISD has made over $2.2 million in capital improvements to the district since 2015. The board has approved an additional $2.3 million in capital improvements for the coming school year while maintaining a healthy fund balance.
In April 2015, the board hired Superintendent Ritchie Bowling, and since that point, the district has built a fund balance of $5.5 million, increased all employee salaries and has made many district improvements to facilities and technology.