A Message from Dr. Z
To our Tomball ISD Family,
A hallmark of our social media communication is the use of #DestinationExcellence. More than a hashtag is our commitment to uphold a standard of excellence across all aspects of our school district. In order to accomplish such a standard, we must never settle for anything less than what you deserve as our community stakeholders.
Because of your steadfast support, Tomball ISD passed Bond 2017. With its passage, Bond 2017 ushered in excitement for new facilities, which included the addition of a state-of-the-art district stadium and community center. Original plans from architects and contractors projected a timeline and opening date of August 2020, just in time for the first game of the 2020 football season.
Unfortunately, construction delays do occur, in particular for major projects like our stadium and community center. This is a relatively common issue in the construction industry that we have not been spared from in Tomball ISD. I am writing to inform you that Tomball ISD will experience a delay in the opening of our new stadium and community center.
At this time, we are uncertain when an opening date will be announced. We are working diligently and hand-in-hand with our experts on this construction project. This project has experienced major setbacks, primarily in obtaining land access and necessary permits from Harris County and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which are out of the district’s control.
We are working tirelessly to push this project through to the next stages of construction. Please understand we will uphold a standard of excellence and not compromise on our responsibility to produce high quality facilities just to reach a desired deadline.
As we continue to work through these construction setbacks, we will keep our stakeholders in mind when making decisions on the official grand opening. I know you join us all in expressing concerns and frustrations. We understand and hope that by communicating this update, we join together as Team Tomball and prepare for what will be a very exciting opening when that day finally comes.
We are extremely excited about the new stadium and community center and know it will be well worth the wait. Our goal is to build a facility that will last for many generations and that you all will be extremely proud to call your own.
Dr. Martha Salazar-Zamora
Superintendent of Schools
September 20, 2019