TOMBALL - Tomball ISD celebrated a monumental day on May 29 with the official groundbreaking ceremony for the new district complex, featuring a state-of-the-art Stadium and Community Center along with two schools, located at the corner of Grand Parkway 99 and Cypress Rosehill.
“Today is a monumental day in Tomball ISD,” Superintendent of Schools Dr. Martha Salazar-Zamora said. “It is a day of celebration, a day of thanks and a day to bring our close-knit community together once again to prove we are that Destination District.”
The Tomball ISD Board of Trustees, Salazar-Zamora and the district Executive Team joined together with project partners PBK, Gilbane and Lan to celebrate the hard work put forth by all to make this day a reality.
“This is a true partnership. We are so proud that today is finally here,” said Salazar-Zamora. “Anyone that has been a part of this knows there have been some extreme challenges but anything that has adversity in the end, means a great deal. This will mean a lot to the students of this great community for many, many years to come.”
The passing of Bond 2017 for $275 million supported this complex and many other district-wide improvements. The celebratory event commended the community backing of the Bond and applauded the planning efforts by many.
Along with the state-of-the-art stadium that will accommodate over 10,000 spectators and be used by both Tomball High School and Tomball Memorial High School, the project will also feature the largest Community Center in Tomball. This facility will be used for district events, community functions as well as a professional development learning environment for Tomball ISD staff and teachers.
Also among the featured facilities within the complex will be a new elementary school and new junior high school. These schools will become the 21st and 22nd campuses in Tomball ISD, which currently educates over 17,000 students.
Board of Trustees President Mark Lewandowski wrapped up by commending the community and what it means to live in Tomball.
“We are blessed to be in Tomball ISD,” Lewandowski said. “We have such great support from our community, we have a great staff, great teachers. What more can you ask for?”