SHS construction to be complete by end of year

Ashley Inge
A recent photo of construction taking place at Stephenville High School.

The 2018 bond project that includes additions to Gilbert Intermediate along with a new agriculture building, gymnasium and auditorium at Stephenville High School is projected to be officially complete by the end of the year.

In May 2018, Stephenville ISD voters approved the $60.8 million bond for renovations and upgrades at Gilbert Intermediate and Stephenville High School.

For months, construction has been going on at both campuses, with many parents and students wondering when the 2018 bond project would finally be complete.

The E-T spoke with Joshua Cogburn, project leader for Huckabee Architects, on Friday and he gave an update on the construction.

The new agriculture building at Stephenville High School is now substantially complete and was available for students to use at the beginning of this school year.

The addition at Gilbert Intermediate is complete as well.

As for the new gymnasium and auditorium at Stephenville High School, those are projected to be complete by the end of this year.

“For the high school, right now we’re targeting November of this year for the new gymnasium to be complete and then the new auditorium, December of this year,” Cogburn said. “There’s more work happening inside the building that will be phased out, renovations that are happening as the gym gets complete, then the existing gym renovation can start, so it’s kind of a trickle-down effect as far as the scope left to do inside the building for renovations.”