The Hyer Elementary School gymnasium will be getting a makeover this summer. The facility’s renovation was officially approved by the Highland Park ISD Board of Trustees on Tuesday night, and the documents presented at that meeting detail the following upgrades:
— Installing a projector and new sound system
— Installing “drops” for tablet and computer connections
— Installing acoustical panels to help manage noise
— Adding more wall mats so all four walls are padded
— Painting the entire gym
— Removing cages from the windows
— Tinting the windows
— Building three cabinets to store equipment
— Replacing basket adjustments
The price tag for the project is about $109,000. Luckily, the Hyer PTA earmarked $115,000 for the gym’s renovation as part of a $655,707 gift that the trustees approved Tuesday.
The gifts approved across the district Tuesday added up to $1.7 million. (For perspective, last month’s total was $62,450.) That led trustee Paul Rowsey to suggest that he and his colleagues give the PTA leaders in attendance a standing ovation, which they did. That was the first time I’d seen one of those at a school board meeting.
All of the gifts approved Tuesday are detailed after the jump.