El Paso ISD completes Burges High modernization project

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EL PASO, TEXAS (KTSM) — Officials with the El Paso Independent School District announced Tuesday that the district has completed its modernization of Burges High School.

To celebrate, students, faculty and alumni will gather on Friday to celebrate the official grand opening of the
campus as part of their homecoming celebrations.

The $57.8-million project is part of EPISD’s 2016 bond projects. Voters in the District approved the historic $668.8-million bond to help modernize facilities and to right-size the number of campuses the District operates based on updated enrollment figures.

At Burges, the modernization project included the construction of a new two-story building that
houses science labs, classrooms, fine-arts facilities and El Paso’s largest black box theater. The
new construction transformed the campus and created modern learning spaces conducive to 21st
learning techniques being used in the District.

Courtesy EPISD
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The scope of work also included the construction of a new campus courtyard and renovations to other parts of the campus.

Burges also received bond funding for athletic upgrades that include a new football turf and a new softball field that is still under construction.

The District will have the official ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday, October 1st.

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