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Houston Mandarin immersion school to be rebuilt

December 7, 2012

I’d love to know if the placement of the MI program at Gordon Elementary kept the school open. –Beth

Posted: Friday, December 7, 2012 4:00 am | Updated: 8:46 am, Fri Dec 7, 2012.

By Examiner staff

Condit Elementary, Mandarin Chinese Language Immersion School at Gordon and Grady Middle School are among the first 17 of 40 schools scheduled to be rebuilt or renovated in Houston ISD’s $1.89 billion bond program, district officials said Wednesday, Dec. 8.

Others include Debakey High School, High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, Lee and Sharpstown high schools.

 According to the timeline, planning and design for the first group of projects will begin in early-mid 2013, with construction expected to begin by the end of 2014.

All of the other schools will be phased in over the next five years, with all construction under way by 2017. The district’s goal is to finish all work by 2020.

Bellaire and Lamar high schools are scheduled in the second phase of projects, with planning and design to begin in early-mid 2014 and construction expected to begin by the end of 2015.

Schools were prioritized based on need, achieving a balance of projects district-wide, site logistics, cash flow within the schedule of bond sales, and availability of temporary relocation space for students affected by construction. All geographic areas of the district will see construction from the very start of the bond program. All schools included in the first phase of projects are expected to break ground by the end of 2014, if not sooner.

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