Infrastructure needs detailed for Royal ISD Facilities Advisory Committee

By George Slaughter, News Editor
Posted 9/15/22

Security, infrastructure and technology upgrades are needed at the five Royal ISD campuses, an architect who studied the buildings and facilities said Thursday.

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Infrastructure needs detailed for Royal ISD Facilities Advisory Committee

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Security, infrastructure and technology upgrades are needed at the five Royal ISD campuses, an architect who studied the buildings and facilities said Thursday.

Michael Lovaglio, a principal at Stantec Architects, gave the presentation to the Royal ISD Facilities Advisory Committee. He said the architects began their review by gathering existing drawings of the five district campuses.

“After reviewing it, we sent some questionnaires out to all the principals and created a draft report,” Lovaglio said. “Then I met with the principals that walked me through their campuses and showed me and reiterated everything you saw on campus tours.”

Committee members toured the five campuses last month.

“We had a lot of people there,” Lovaglio said. “So, from that you can see a common theme as we go through these next slides that you've been hearing from everybody. That's what will get us to our final report.”

Here is a top priority project summary by campus.

Early Childhood Center

The Early Childhood Center, built in 2009, is one of the two newest campuses in the district. Lovaglio said the top priorities for this campus included security upgrades for the vestibule, or lobby, along with roof leak repairs, exterior door replacement, and library compliance with the Texas Education Agency. He said the campus needed security equipment upgrades.

Royal Elementary School

Royal Elementary School, built in 2002, needs a fire sprinkler system and foundation repairs, Lovaglio said. Its vestibule needs to be upgraded and the campus needs security fencing.

The campus also needs roof leak repairs, exterior door replacements, and a fire sprinkler system.

Royal Junior High School

Royal Junior High School, built in 1967, is the district’s oldest campus.

The campus needs upgrades to its vestibule, along with security fencing and roof leak repairs.

Lovaglio said the campus needed exterior door replacement, security equipment and ADA (Americans with Disability Act) upgrades, along with a fire sprinkler system.

Royal High School

Like Royal Elementary School, Royal High School opened in 2009.

The campus needs security equipment and upgrades to its vestibule, along with security fencing. It needs exterior door replacements. The science prep/storage must also be brought into compliance with TEA requirements, Lovaglio said.

Royal STEM Academy

The Royal STEM Academy building opened in 1984.

Lovaglio said the building, like the others, needs security upgrades to the vestibule, along with security fencing and equipment upgrades. The exterior doors must also be replaced, he said.

The building needs other upgrades to be ADA compliant and the library needs upgrades to be compliant with TEA requirements.

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