A slew of improvements to Hutto High School may soon enter the next phase of design.

Pfluger Architects, the architect for the HHS modernization project, presented a design schematic to the Hutto ISD board of trustees at an April 14 meeting.

The schematic includes renovations and expansions to several areas of the school, including the band hall, A/V tech, STEM and agriculture. It also includes additional parking space near the stadium.

Pfluger Architects representative Jessica Molter said the firm conducted public surveys as part of the schematic design phase to determine which areas it should focus on.

Molter said career and technical education and fine arts were two of the highest priorities identified during the process.

"I think it was great to have students who are going to be impacted by those places be a part of that, because the things that they were bringing up were things that we would never consider," Board Member Morgan Hubbard said.

According to the presentation, the district has around $35 million available for project construction costs, and the funding comes from a 2019 $194.4 million bond.

The board will take action on the item at its next meeting on April 28. If the board approves, Pfluger Architects will move into the design development phase.

If the project remains on schedule, construction will begin some time in 2023, according to the presentation.