Students in Eanes ISD will soon have access to a new $10.3 million aquatic center, a $2.3 million wrestling facility and a newly renovated $2.91 million robotics center.
Despite unexpected permitting delays, the district is continuing progress on its extracurricular and co-curricular facility projects. Jeremy Trimble, EISD’s chief operating officer, confirmed that all three facilities should be fully operational by the 2021-22 school year.
The facility projects were funded by the voter-approved $80 million bond package in 2019, which included a roughly $11 million allocation to instructional, co-curricular and extracurricular spaces.
Prior to breaking ground, EISD contracted services with both Stantec Consulting Services and American Constructors for the design and construction of the facilities.
Work on the robotics center is expected to wrap up by the end of July with plenty of time to get the space ready by the first day of school, Trimble said during a March 9 school board meeting. He added the wrestling facility will be completed on the first day of school on Aug. 18.
“Our biggest impact was on aquatics; we had to kind of slide that schedule to December of this year. Our goal is to be swimming in that pool by the end of the year,” Trimble said.
In the meantime, EISD is partnering with the city of Rollingwood for the use of the pool at the Western Hills Athletic Club. EISD’s swim team will utilize that space with the goal of hosting its January swim meet at the district’s new aquatics center, according to Trimble.