SISD Bond Accountability Committee tours expansion project at Eastlake High School

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The Socorro Independent School District’s Bond Accountability Committee took a tour of Eastlake High School on March 12 as part of its regular meeting. 

Team members from the contractor Buford Thompson were on site to give committee members a complete look at the expansion project in progress at the campus.

“The tour was breathtaking… we see the pictures given during the presentation but the tour really gave us an idea of what our kids are going to have available to them,” BAC committee chairman Robert Alvarez said. “I am happy with the progress being made with Bond 2011. We are definitely on schedule with Promises Made, Promises Kept.”

Chief Operations Officer Tom Eyeington gave the committee a brief update on all of the ongoing construction and an overview of upcoming developments that will affect the next phase of the program.

Along with the completion of Eastlake High School,the fifth combination school -- James P. Butler Elementary and SSG. Manuel R. Puentes Middle -- is also on its way toward final stages of construction. The new combination school will be ready by the start of the 2013-14 school year.

Other Bond 2011 projects that are under way are the new science labs at Socorro, Montwood and Americas high schools and HVAC conversions at Escontrias, H.D. Hilley, Horizon Heights, Vista Del Sol, Helen Ball and Sierra Vista elementary schools.

More information on the Bond Accountability Committee, including project reports and meeting summaries is available on the Bond 2011 website,