• actAmerican Recovery and Reinvestment Act


    1511 Certification

    As Superintendent of the Socorro Independent School District, I hereby certify that the infrastructure investment listed below has received the full review and vetting required by law and that the investment is an appropriate use of taxpayer dollars.This is pursuant to the Transparency and Oversight Requirements of Division A, Title XV, Subtitle A, Section 1511 of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).

    Xavier De la Torre
    Superintendent of Schools


    1511 Certification

    Description: Americas High School is a nine-wing, two-level complex spanning approximately 300,000 square feet. The building has no operational windows and is 100 percent reliant on the Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) unit for internal air movement and exchange. Recent assessment results indicate that the existing system does not operate uniformly throughout the building and temperature variances are greater than 30 degrees in different sections of the building. This project will replace the HVAC system with an energy-efficient, integrated system to include air filtering, heating and cooling, which will create a more conducive learning environment.

    Estimated Total Cost of the Project: $1,875,850

    Amount to be funded with ARRA Funds: $1,875,850