Work is expected to begin on more than a dozen elementary, middle, and high school renovation and construction projects this year in El Paso.
Those projects are being funded through the November 2016 passage of a $668 million bond for the El Paso Independent School District, the largest such bond in local history.
Also included in the new construction projects is the $20 million building of a new district headquarters, which will be paid for out of a separate fund.
Among the schools slated this year for work is the Crockett Elementary School at 3200 Wheeling Avenue, which will see $11 million in construction and renovations; the Austin High School at 3500 Memphis Avenue, with $29 million in construction and renovations; and the Burges High School, at 7800 Edgemere Boulevard, with construction and renovation carrying a price tag of $52 million.
Altogether, 15 schools in the district are slated for work between May and December of this year.
All of the projects are currently being reviewed by district design committees made up of students, parents, teachers, and residents.
Following the recommendations of the various committees, members of the El Paso Independent School District board are tasked with deciding on the winning bids for the individual projects.
District officials have said that it is their goal to have all of the projects funded by the 2016 bond completed within the next five years.
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