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Katy Independent School District

2014

Career & Technical Education Renovations
and Front Office Expansions

​Beck Junior High (BJH)

Cinco Ranch Junior High (CRJH)

Katy Junior High (KJH)               

McDonald Junior High (MDJH)

McMeans Junior High (MMJH)

Estimated Project Timeline


BJH, KJH, MDJH
  
  
April 2017August 2017
CRJH, MMJH
  
  
April 2018August 2018


Project Description:

Renovate and expand the CTE labs and provide for front office consolidation for synergy and flow at Katy Junior High (KJH), McDonald Junior High (MDJH), Beck Junior High (BJH), Cinco Ranch Junior High (CRJH), and McMeans Junior High (MMJH).

Renovations to the front office to better serve students and parents as well as staff efficiency.


Background and Justification:

CTE Programs:
Principles of Health Science (PHS):

  • KJH, MDJH, BJH, MMJH, and CRJH offer high school credit course Principles of Health Science (PHS) to 8 th grade students. 

  • PHS is an introductory course to the different area/courses offered in the KISD Human Services career cluster. PHS is the first course in the Education and Training and Family Consumer Science endorsement strands as compliance with House Bill 5.

  • The PHS curriculum contains units of basic sewing, nutrition and food prep skills, financial management, career goal setting, child development skills, interpersonal relationships, housing, interior design, and personal development. PHS is a lab ‐based course where resources, hands
    ‐on student projects, flexible learning areas, work space, and storage are essential for student safety and to meet the needs of the curriculum.

  • Student safety, especially during the kitchen labs and sewing labs, are a major concern at KJH, MDJH, BJH, MMJH, and CRJH. The 2013 ‐2014 PHS at KJH, MDJH, BJH, and CRJH enrollment is 425 students. For safety reasons, KISD CTE Department recommends four (4) students per kitchen lab.

​KJH

  • Opened in 1965.

  • One teacher in 2013‐14.

  • Kitchen lab (one stove and one sink) shares the same room as a sewing/classroom lab.

  • Renovations or Expansions:

    • Six kitchens with flexible learning space for sewing/classroom lab.

    • Additional sewing/classroom lab with flexible learning space to allow for increase in enrollment and additional teacher.

    • Storage for sewing machines, kitchen tools, and additional resources.

MDJH

  • Opened in 1991.

  • One teacher in 2013‐14.

  • Kitchen lab (two stoves and two sinks) shares the same room as a sewing/classroom lab.

  • Renovations or Expansions:

    • Six kitchens with flexible learning space for sewing/classroom lab.

    • Additional sewing/classroom lab with flexible learning space to allow for increase in enrollment and additional teacher.

    • Storage for sewing machines, kitchen tools, and additional resources.

BJH

  • Opened in 1996.

  • Two teachers in 2013‐14.

  • Kitchen lab (four stoves and four sinks) shares the same room as a sewing/classroom lab.

  • A portable building is the second sewing/classroom lab.

  • Renovations or Expansions:

    • Six kitchens with flexible learning space for sewing/classroom lab.

    • Additional sewing/classroom lab with flexible learning space to allow for increase in enrollment and additional teacher.

    • Storage for sewing machines, kitchen tools, and additional resources.

MMJH

  • Opened in 2000.

  • Two teachers in 2013‐2014.

  • Kitchen lab (five stoves, one oven with separate cooktop and 6 sinks).

  • A classroom is the second sewing/classroom lab.

  • Renovations or Expansions:

    • Six kitchens with flexible learning space for sewing/classroom lab.

    • Storage for sewing machines, kitchen tools, and additional resources.

CRJH

  • Opened in 2001.

  • Two teachers in 2013‐14.

  • Kitchen lab (six stoves and six sinks) shares the same room as a sewing/classroom lab.

  • A science room is the second sewing/classroom lab.

  • Renovations or Expansions:

    • Additional sewing/classroom lab with flexible learning space to allow for increase in enrollment.

    • Storage for sewing machines, kitchen tools, and additional resources.

Technical Education:

  • KJH, CJH, BJH, MDJH, MMJH offer high school credit course Concepts of Engineering to 8th grade students.

  • Concepts of Engineering is an introductory course to Intro to Engineering or Architect Engineering at the high schools. Students may take this pathway to complete their endorsement required by House Bill 5.  

  • Concepts of Engineering is a lab‐based course with resources, hands‐on students projects, that covers many designs to include design of bridges, CO2 cars, projects designed and then made with 3‐D printers.

  • Work space and storage are essential for student safety and to meet the curriculum requirements.

  • Student safety is a major concern during the lab environment which the students are building their projects  they have designed. The 2013 ‐2014 Concepts of Engineering at KJH, CJH, BJH, MMJH, MDJH enrollment is 573 students.


KISD CTE recommends the following renovations for the following schools to help promote student
safety and enhance student lab learning:

MMJH

  • Opened in 2000.

  • One teacher in 2013‐14.

  • Lack of space is a major concern from our risk management team.

  • Add flexible learning space for students to perform task safely.

  • Renovations or Expansions:

    • Expand shop area from 1000 Square feet to 3400 square feet.

    • Add sink and eye wash station.

    • Add project and storage area.

    • Add drop cords.

    • Emergency shut off.

KJH

  • Lack of shop space is a major concern for our risk management team.

  • Safe working area around equipment.

  • Storage for materials and projects.

  • Renovations or expansions:

    • Double the size of learning space to make for safer working environment.

    • Add material and project storage area.

    • Add electrical outlets for equipment. Drop cords.

    • Emergency shut off.

MDJH

  • Safety – Lack of space is a major concern from our risk management team.

  • Storage of material and students projects is zero.

  • Additional learning space for increased enrollment and use of machines in a safe working environment.

  • Renovations or expansions:

    • Additional lab space.

    • Storage of materials and projects.

    • Increased electric capacity.

    • Add drop cords.

    • Emergency shut off.

BJH 

  • Safety ‐ Lack of learning space.

  • Lack of dust collection system.

  • Renovations or expansions:

    • Add space to make for safer working environment.

    • Install new workable dust collection.

    • Add space for storage of materials and projects.

CRJH

  • Lack of space to accommodate students in safe working environment.

  • Not enough electricity to carry machines.

  • Renovations or expansions:

    • Add bigger sink.

    • Put in 220 outlets for equipment.

    • Air filtration system.

    • Expand learning area to provide safe working area for students.

    • Add storage for material and projects.

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