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Plano ISD focuses on possible $14 million project for Williams High School



PLANO, TX – A proposed construction project at Williams High School would cost roughly $14 million and be financed via remaining funds from Plano ISD’s 2016 bond.

Discussions for Williams High School began with multiple renovation options at a work session in September, ranging from projects costing under $7 million to ones that would require constructing a new building, as previously reported by Community Impact Newspaper. District trustees continued conceptual discussions with PBK, an architectural and engineering design solutions company, at a work session in November, where the $14 million dollar plan was first formally introduced.

In PBK’s most recent report at a work session Feb. 18, the renovation plans were presented as the first phase of a master-plan renovation.

This first phase would include moving the school’s entrance from the south to the north side of the building, remodeling the existing building to create larger classrooms and creating clear sight lines along select corridors for safety and security, the presentation said.

Moving the entrance would include relocating administration and counseling offices to the new front of the building. An art suite would take the place of current offices, and a new classroom pod would be established to the side of the art suite, according to PBK’s plan. A new special education suite would be constructed next to the relocated administration suite.