Facilities: Moving Forward

On behalf of the students, staff and the entire community, we would like to thank everyone for the generous support for our schools. On March 14, 2017, voters in the Bryant School District approved the 3.6 mill increase to fund new facilities and building projects for our current and future students.

Project updates are intended to allow parents, students, faculty, business leaders and other members of our community to view and engage in the process during the upcoming months and years. Your investment makes this progress possible. Our promise is reliable stewardship of your taxpayer dollars.

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To view our Completed Projects click here.

Project Timeline

  • May 2017

    Parkway Elementary School (Grades K-5)

    Parkway Elementary School (Grades K-5)

    Located at Daley/Hilldale Road

    Completion: July 2018

    Estimated Costs*: $15,683,360

    State Participation: $6,264,578.98

    UPDATE: Through the city permitting process wetland issues were discovered at the new elementary site. After securing a permit from the Army of Corps of Engineers, placement of the building was changed to mitigate the wetland areas. The site plan was revised based on the new placement of the building resulting in a change order of $279,252.00 approved by the Board on August 24.

    UPDATE (December 2017):

    Job has only experienced two weather delays to date. Walls are up and progress is continuing on schedule. 

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  • Aug 2017

    Bryant Junior High School (Grades 8-9)

    BJHS Rendering

     

    Located on the Hill Farm property, the new Bryant Junior High will serve students in grades 8-9. 

    With 8th grade students attending BJH, Bethel and Bryant Middle Schools will move to 6-7, allowing room for growth at both grade levels. Ninth grade students will be moved off the Bryant High School campus, allowing for growth at the 10, 11 and 12th grade levels. Overcrowding will decrease at all three schools and traffic patterns will improve.

    BJH will initially be built with classroom space for 1,600 students. Multi-use spaces (cafeteria, gym, media center) will be built to accommodate 2,100 students. A classroom wing expansion can be added for future growth without the need to increase capacity in multi-use spaces.

    Update, December 2017: Many construction projects separate the site package from the building package to expedite the timeline. A site package bid of $3,863,884 from Baldwin and Shell was approved by the Board on October 26, 2017. Site work has started on the project.

    The construction package is planned for bidding in December 2017 pending approval from the state fire marshall. All city approvals have been granted for the project.

    Completion: July 2019

    Estimated Costs*: $51,127,800

    State Participation: $18,144,320.85

  • Nov 2017

    Bus Shop and Maintenance Facility

    Demolish existing bus yard adjacent to BHS; construct new facility on a property located near Hill Farm Elementary

    Completion: June 2018

    Estimated Costs*: $2,100,000

  • May 2018

    Bryant High School Additions

    Demolition Spring Break 2018: Love Auditorium; Buildings 8B and 9

    Demolition Summer 2018: Buildings 13, 14, 16

    Demolition Summer 2019: Buildings 4, 5, 20, 21, and 2

    Estimated Costs*: $447,237

    Construction of New Buildings

    Fine Arts Start: May 2018

    Cafeteria & PE Facility Start: June 2018

    Completion: July 2019

    Estimated Costs*:

    • Fine Arts: $12,470,000
    • Cafeteria: $10,350,000
    • PE Facility: $16,650,000

    State Participation: $11,416,428.91 (includes all three projects: Fine Arts, Cafeteria & PE Facility)

    BHS Building Placement

    The PE Facility will be located at the west end of the plaza behind Building 10 with the Fine Arts and Cafeteria on either side, providing covered walkways from building to building and optimal parking for the P.E. Facility and Fine Arts Building to share. It will also allow for the delay of the demolition of Bldg. 2 which reduces the number of portable buildings during construction. The architect is John McMorran of Lewis, Elliott, McMorran, Vaden, Ragsdale, and Woodward.

  • Start TBD

    Hornet Stadium Upgrades

    Stadium upgrades include adding bleacher space to home side; new press box; new concession stand and ticket entry area.

    Completion: Construction will happen in phases as use of the facility is year round.

    Estimated Costs*: TBD

    State Participation: Project did not qualify for state participation funding

*The estimated cost for construction were derived from square foot calculations based on several known facts such as possible site locations, timing/scheduling, extensive historical cost data on similar projects in Central Arkansas, market conditions, inflationary impact study, State POR (Program of Requirements) and years of history of working with designs of the architect selected by the district. Estimates were based on costs for 2016.