HCSD 2018 Bond Issue Project Update

HCSD 2018 Bond Issue Project Updates

July 15, 2019 -- UPDATE ON HCSD 2018 BOND ISSUE PROJECTS:

New Middle School on West Side:

  • Schematic design has been finalized
  • Bid has been awarded for grubbing/land clearing; Work is underway

New K-8 School on East Side:

  • We just received watershed approval
  • All government permits have either been approved or applied for

North Gulfport Middle School Expansion & Renovations:

  • Finishing up schematic design; bids will be opened September 12

Entrance Security Upgrades:

Orange Grove Security DoorsThree Rivers Elementary Security Doors
Three Rivers Elementary Security Doors

  • Over half of security doors have been installed. Completed projects: Three Rivers Elementary, Orange Grove Elementary, Lizana Elementary, Pineville Elementary, Saucier Elementary   
  • Work is underway on safer entrances at North Woolmarket Elementary & Middle School and West Wortham Elementary & Middle School
  • Supplies have been ordered and work will soon begin on security doors at River Oaks Elementary
  • Designs have been finalized on new wall & security doors at D’Iberville Middle School
  • Schematic design for security gate at Harrison Central High has been finalized and the next step is awarding the construction bid Monday night
  • You can watch the WLOX story on entrance security upgrades here:

https://www.wlox.com/2019/07/25/harrison-county-schools-get-even-more-serious-about-security/?fbclid=IwAR3sX-2wD5avrHK51GuwdmLEkCcZCaUh6TSwOJSxtfAHBdyTkY900fI53aE

  • You can watch the WXXV story on entrance security upgrades here:

https://www.wxxv25.com/2019/07/25/new-school-security-enhancements/?fbclid=IwAR3wthP_1LrnQtVfNYWLo5ldb3Vyw7xSl2fZl6AssxrNt9D5Pcacg-cWM-s

All projects in the 2018 bond issue are scheduled to be completed by August of 2021.

April 5, 2019 -- UPDATE ON HCSD 2018 BOND ISSUE PROJECTS:

(HARRISON COUNTY, MS)  On Monday, the Harrison County School Board received an update on projects outlined in the Harrison County School Bond Issue.  Those projects include a new K-8 school, a new middle school, renovations and expansion at North Gulfport Middle School, and security upgrades of entrances.

New K-8 School on the East Side:  The District has purchased more than 40-acres of property on Highway 15, just north of the D’Iberville Sportsplex to build a new K-8 school.  The District is now moving forward with the permitting process.

New Middle School on the West Side:  The District initially planned to build a new middle school on 16th section land, just south of West Harrison High School.  After soil testing, it was determined that the soil would not provide a solid foundation for the project.  It would cost up to $750,000 for the site prep.  The District has decided to move the location to the northeast side of the 16th section land.  The property is about 33 acres.  The permitting process is also underway.

North Gulfport Middle School Renovations:  Topographic work and soil testing are complete.  Schematic design drawings have also been completed.  Once the design development drawings are completed in June, the District will request approval from the Harrison County School Board to advertise for bids.

District wide Entrance Security Upgrades:

  • D’Iberville Middle School:  Fencing work is complete; will add magnetic security doors
  • Lizana Elementary: Will add magnetic security doors
  • North Woolmarket Elementary & Middle: Will add new entrance door and magnetic security doors
  • Orange Grove Elementary: Will add magnetic security doors
  • Pineville Elementary: Will add magnetic security doors
  • River Oaks Elementary: In the planning phase
  • Saucier Elementary: Will add magnetic security doors
  • Three Rivers Elementary:  Will add new entrance door to the office and magnetic security doors
  • West Wortham Elementary & Middle:  Will add new entrance door and magnetic security doors
  • Harrison Central High: Will add new entry drive gates and security station

These following schools have already received, or will receive, security upgrades as part of ongoing capital improvement projects:

  • Crossroads Elementary
  • Bel-Aire Elementary
  • Harrison Central Elementary
  • Lyman Elementary
  • D’Iberville Elementary
  • Woolmarket Elementary
  • Harrison County Child Development Center

WLOX update on HCSD 2018 Bond Issue: https://www.wlox.com/2019/04/05/harrison-county-school-district-making-progress-bond-issue-projects/

WXXV update on HCSD 2018 Bond Issue: https://www.wxxv25.com/2019/04/08/harrison-county-school-bond-referendum-update/

Due to the permitting process and soil quality issues, the completion date for all the bond issue projects has been changed to August of 2021.