Construction is slated to begin in August on one of the larger projects in the El Paso Independent School District to be funded by a $668 million bond package passed by voters nearly two years ago.
The Burges High School at 7800 Edgemere Boulevard is located in the Cielo Vista neighborhood on the east side of El Paso.
Built in the mid-1950s, the two-story brick building has long been in need of being updated, say EPISD officials.
The bond work for the structure, which is expected to cost around $52 million, will see the construction of just under 130,000 square feet of new space, as well as the renovation of more than 50,000 square feet of existing space.
The new construction will include a two-story addition to the main school, as well as a theater and enhanced school courtyard.
Altogether, there are more than two dozen individual school facility construction, renovation and upgrading projects that are being funded by the 2016 bond.
By Garry Boulard
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