Round Rock ISD officials set in motion a 286-seat expansion to the cafeteria of Stony Point High School Sept. 21, bringing the 2018 bond project one step closer to addressing the school's need for more lunch room capacity.

In a nutshell

District officials moved forward with the use of $2.75 million in bond funds to expand the existing cafeteria to accommodate a growing student population. The expansion will include the partial enclosing of an existing courtyard. It will bring the capacity in line with what is similarly available at other high schools within RRISD, district documents show.

What parents should know

While the project to expand the cafeteria initially called for only 100 more seats and had a price tag of around $707,000, district staff told trustees that the project was incorrectly scoped and that growth among the student population required additional seating and came with higher costs. The approval for use of funds allows the district to begin the design process, Superintendent Hafedh Azaiez said. District documents show the design and permitting process is expected to last for nine months, and construction expected to last nine months as well, barring any delays.