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Bel Air High School renovations showcase Big Red Pride

Floor logo in the new academic building of Bel Air High{ }Credit: KFOX14/CBS4
Floor logo in the new academic building of Bel Air High Credit: KFOX14/CBS4
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Renovations to Bel Air High School were on display to the public Friday morning.

Officials with Ysleta Independent School District showcased the new state of the art facility and invited guests for a tour.

The first of the upgrades replaced original buildings that were constructed in the 1950s, adding 47 new classrooms to the campus.

The total estimated cost of the project was $78 million.

The project was funded by a bond that was approved by voters in 2019 for YISD.

The total amount of the bond for all district-wide project totaled $425 million.

New construction projects have left some feeling that some of the pride of the school might be lost.

Principal Jake Valtierra assured the community by saying, "with the understanding that we will wholeheartedly and embrace and continue long standing traditions for Big Red Pride and the Bel Air learning community we've had an incredible amount of support from alumni."

Officials said that the construction at Bel Air should be completed by the end of the school year in May.

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