The bond projects will be addressed in phases. The first round of projects amounts to around $182 million, according to RRISD Chief Operating Officer Terry Worcester. Worcester outlined six substantial projects in the first phase, including additions and interior renovations to Westwood High School, C.D. Fulkes Middle School and McNeil High School.
The design of a 35th elementary school, construction of an indoor pool facility and renovations for a new support services building are also included in the planned projects.
“It’s an advantage to start these large projects as quickly as possible so that we’re able to establish new facilities ... needed to accommodate student growth and encourage their needs,” Worcester said.
Depending on material availability, Worcester said RRISD anticipates construction on its 35th elementary school will be completed and ready for use by August 2021.
He added that the district also hopes to have remaining major additions and renovations for the first round of bond projects completed then as well.
Alongside RRISD’s larger projects, the district is finishing carpet renovations at Cedar Valley Middle School and Deep Wood Middle
School along with districtwide safety and security improvements, updated playground equipment and paving projects.
Worcester said he anticipates the smaller-scale projects will be completed by the start of the next academic year.