By Nancy Whitney
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.