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On the heels of an extremely busy summer that included the opening of six new schools, HISD’s bond construction is expected to continue moving forward at a record pace through the fall semester.
Construction is currently underway at more than 20 campuses across the district — more active construction than at any other time in district history. Contracts for most of the remaining schools in the program are expected to be awarded in the fourth quarter of 2016.
Four high schools have scheduled events this fall to mark project milestones. Eastwood Academy and High School for Law and Justice will host groundbreaking ceremonies in October, while Energy Institute High School will do the same in November.
South Early College High School, which opened the doors to its new campus in August, is planning a grand opening celebration in October, and several other campuses are expected to schedule similar events throughout the fall to mark various project milestones.
Approved by Houston voters in 2012, the HISD bond program is renovating or rebuilding 40 schools, including 29 high schools. Once complete, HISD will have one of the most modern portfolios of high schools in the country.
The bond program also includes work that will benefit students across the district, including $100 million in technology upgrades, $44.7 million to replace regional fieldhouses and improve athletics facilities, $35 million to renovate middle school restrooms, and $17.3 million for safety and security improvements.
Here are the latest bond project updates by trustee district.