Pflugerville ISD: Bohl’s Middle School construction slowed by Carpenter Elementary School project

On Aug. 12, Chief Operations Officer Ed Ramos informed officials that Bohl's Middle School could open by October. (Rendering courtesy PfISD)
On Aug. 12, Chief Operations Officer Ed Ramos informed officials that Bohl's Middle School could open by October. (Rendering courtesy PfISD)

On Aug. 12, Chief Operations Officer Ed Ramos informed officials that Bohl's Middle School could open by October. (Rendering courtesy PfISD)

Construction on the new Bohl’s Middle School in Pflugerville ISD is progressing but remains only 80% complete. The school’s west wing is 73% complete.

Chief Operations Officer Ed Ramos said at the PfISD school board's Aug. 12 meeting the school could open in October. However, he added that opening by October is not guaranteed.

“Based on prior schedule projections from the contractor, it's still worrisome to us," Ramos said. “We still have our concerns”

As previously reported by Community Impact Newspaper, the project fell behind due to contractor scheduling errors and conflicts with other construction projects.

With Bohl’s Middle School not ready to open, sixth-graders were going to start the year at the district's newly-constructed Carpenter Elementary School. However, that school also was not ready for the first day of classes on Aug. 12 and is 92% completed.


According to a PfISD press release, classes will begin at Carpenter Elementary School on Aug. 16. To make up for the lost time, classes will start three minutes early and end two minutes late for the entirety of the school year.

“We have asked the contractor to really get that project cleaned up,” Ramos said.

He added that the Carpenter Elementary School project pushed back the Bohl’s Middle School timeline.

Bohl’s Middle School seventh- and eight-grade students began classes at Cele Middle School on Aug. 12.
By Benton Graham

Metro Reporter, Austin

Benton joined Community Impact Newspaper as a metro reporter covering transportation in Central Texas in June 2021. Benton's writing has appeared in Vox, The Austin Chronicle, Austonia and Reporting Texas. Originally from Minneapolis, Benton graduated from William & Mary and eventually moved to Austin in 2018.



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