Jacobs Named Program Partner for $3.47B DISD 2020 Bond Program

Dallas-based engineering giant Jacobs has been selected as one of the program management firms for the $3.47 billion Dallas Independent School District (DISD) 2020 Bond Program.

The largest ISD project in Texas history, the program will deliver improvements to more than 200 of DISD’s 230 campuses. Dallas voters approved the program via two bond propositions last year to fund school repairs and upgrades—and update DISD technology, which has become even more vital in the wake of COVID.

“Dallas ISD is considered to be one of the fastest-improving urban school districts in the country and by collaborating we can continue to create better environments for students to learn and grow,” said Tom Meinhart, Jacobs’ People & Places SVP, in a statement. Jacobs has worked with the DISD for 18 years and counting.

Jacobs launched the program by partnering with four companies: KAI 360 Construction Services, LLC; CARCON Industries & Construction, LLC; 3i Construction Management, LLC; The Burrell Group and Master Code, Inc. The initial goal: manage the work at 21 campuses, including four new schools, five campus expansions, and 12 school renovations.

As the program progresses, Jacobs says the schools will receive mechanical/air-conditioning upgrades, new roofs and security systems, enhancements to building exteriors, and new site improvements.

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