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Location of future schools, AISD stadium released

At the monthly meeting of the Alvin ISD Board on Oct. 13, Trustees approved the superintendent to negotiate a final contract on approximately 70 acres of real property, located in the southern sections of the Meridiana Community, to be used for the building of a centralized district stadium. Funds for the purchase of the land were previously approved for use in the 2013 Bond.

Alvin ISD Memorial Stadium, which is located on the Alvin High School grounds, was constructed in 1945 and received an increase to its capacity in 1967. Memorial Stadium has a total capacity of 7,400 with a home side capacity of 5,200, and a visitor’s side capacity of 2,200. The stadium has served as the Alvin ISD District Stadium since Manvel High School opened in 2005.

In order for the actual construction of the centralized stadium to take place, voters will have to approve the 2015 Bond. Early voting began Monday, Oct. 19, and runs until Friday, Oct. 30. Election Day is set for Tuesday, Nov. 3. Details in regards to the Alvin ISD 2015 Bond, and voting locations can be found at www.alvinisd.net/bond2015.

In addition to the stadium, school district officials have released the locations of the three additional campuses included in the November 2013 bond package.

Alvin ISD currently consists of 15 elementary campuses, with number 16 currently under construction in the Meridiana neighborhood in Iowa Colony. The 2015 Bond election will include construction of elementary 17 and 18. Elementary 17 would be located in the Shadow Creek Ranch neighborhood, at Broadway and Half Moon Bay Drive; while elementary 18 would be located in the Pomona neighborhood in Manvel. The construction of junior High number 7 is also a part of the 2015 bond, and, with voter approval, will be constructed at Broadway and Kingsley, in the Shadow Creek Ranch neighborhood.

Land and design for elementary 17 and 18, as well as junior high 7, and the district athletic stadium, were previously approved in the 2013 bond election. A rebuild of Alvin Elementary is also included as a project in the November 2015 Bond package. Although the exact location for the rebuild is not yet identified, the campus will be expanded to a capacity of 800 and provide all of the amenities in Alvin ISD’s newer campuses. The 2015 school bond election will enable the completion of the construction.

For questions or concerns in regards to the 2015 Bond Election, community members, parents and stakeholders should feel free to contact the District at 281-388-1130, or through Let’s Talk, which can be found on the district homepage at www.alvinisd.net/letstalk.