The upgrade is part of San Marcos CISD's 2017 campus improvement bond. Combined, all of the projects earmarked through the $107 million bond include additions and renovations to San Marcos High School, districtwide technology and security upgrades, renovations to elementary school campuses, and additions and improvements to Miller Middle School.
The DeZavala upgrade accounts for $12.9 million of the total bond package, and information from the district states that so far, almost $9.9 million has been spent. The project still has roughly $6 million left in costs, which will create a nearly $3 million overshoot on the estimated budget, according to a district document.
Bernie Sandoval, the district’s director of construction management, told the board during its Jan. 19 meeting that Phases 1 and 2 were completed in November 2020 and August 2020, respectively. Those phases involved the addition of a new entryway and administration area as well as upgrades to the kindergarten and first-grade wings and the main hallway.
Phase 3, which involves a renovation of the library, should be complete by the end of May, and Phase 3B, which will upgrade the second- through fifth-grade wings, the kitchen and the cafeteria, has an estimated completion time of Aug. 20.