Tomball: Back to school upgrades, $51.3M for new campusesTomball: Back to school upgrades, $51.3M for new campuseshttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=32592014-08-27T14:55:00Z2014-08-26T00:00:00Z

TOMBALL - The Tomball Independent School District (TISD) is in the early stages of construction on three schools that will open August 2015. TISD broke ground on the three schools in May.

Construction costs are about $51.3 million for all three schools. Finance Director Jim Ross said TISD will pay an estimated $3.6 million in operating costs when it opens the three new campuses next year.

The district is building Wildwood Elementary and Oakcrest Intermediate on the south side of the district, and Creekview Elementary in The Woodlands.

Wildwood and Oakcrest are being constructed next to one another, on the west end of the Wildwood subdivision where Northpointe Blvd. intersects Shaw Rd.

Creekview, the first kindergarten through fifth-grade campus in the district, will be the third elementary campus built in The Woodlands' Creekside Park neighborhood since 2009 when TISD opened Creekside Forest Elementary.

There also were upgrades completed throughout TISD. New security vestibules were added to Tomball High School, Tomball Elementary, Tomball Junior High, Northpointe Intermediate, Willow Wood Junior High, Rosehill Elementary and Willow Creek Elementary at a cost of $600,000.

New drives were added outside Northpointe Intermediate and Willow Creek Elementary, which will alleviate traffic congestion on North Eldridge Pkwy. and Northpointe Blvd.

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