Portion of Eastwood newly renovated …
EL PASO, Texas – Students at Eastwood High School are about to undergo major changes upon their return to class after school holidays.
On Tuesday, a portion of the campus that underwent renovations in the last two years will finally be open to students and staff.
The East El Paso School is being renovated thanks to voters who took out the $ 430 million bail of the Ysleta Independent School District in 2015.
The district is spending $ 96 million to transform Eastwood into a state-of-the-art high school.
The district left 125,000 square feet of the Eastwood campus in the state, but it demolished some areas of the school and added 250,000 square feet.
The entire project is expected to be completed in August 2019, but parts of the newly renovated campus will open soon for the first time.
A three-story classroom is expected to open Tuesday, when students return.
As soon as you enter the building, you are greeted by a giant staircase that leads to the second floor of the building.
The building is equipped with updated technological features.
While construction work is underway, students had to take their classes at another school or in several portable classrooms located on the Eastwood campus.
The students even nicknamed the "Fort Eastwood" campus because of all the laptops that were placed on campus during construction.
"It 's important for this group of seniors because they can at least get into that part of the building before they graduate," said the director. Eastwood High School, David Boatright. "Unfortunately, seniors graduated from Fort last year.The future, for future soldiers, it's going to be great because of the experience that they are going to have in this." "It's unmatched by anything we've seen so far."