A groundbreaking ceremony took place Wednesday for the second brand new campus to be built in the 2011 bond program – an elementary school in the Sparks area. The 46th school in the district will accommodate an elementary student population of 800 in the Eastlake feeder area. PSRBB Architects is designing the new school. Banes General Contractors will build the new $18 million facility. The school is scheduled to be completed by July 2014 and be open for students for the 2014-2015 school year.
SISD superintendent Dr. José Espinoza and chairman for the Bond Accountability Committee Robert Alvarez spoke at the ceremony. Students from Horizon Heights Elementary, Col. John O. Ensor Middle School and Eastlake High School also participated in the event.
Bond 2011 includes $297.4 million of new construction and improvement districtwide. The voter-approved bond program has already added a new elementary and middle combo school, completed Eastlake High School, added three science wings and upgraded and improved 16 existing campuses in SISD. Another elementary school will be built and El Dorado 9th Grade Academy will be converted to Pebble Hills High School in Bond 2011.
According to SISD, all projects have been delivered on time and within budget, keeping true to “Promises Made, Promises Kept.”