Construction of school buildings back on track after set backs

Contractors are in the planning phase of remodeling Riverside Elementary School, which is set to re-open in fall 2023.

School construction and improvement projects funded by bonds benefiting the Carlsbad School District were back on track after a drop in enrollment led to major delays for Carlsbad Municipal Schools. 

In 2019 residents of Carlsbad, New Mexico voted to approve the Carlsbad Schools Bond to address the city’s growing need for school facilities. The $80 million bond aimed to provide more classrooms and new resources for the students of Carlsbad. 

The first phase of the improvement project included the reopening of Riverside Elementary School, expansions to Ocotillo and Desert Willow Elementary schools and the construction of a performing arts center at Carlsbad High School. 

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The first phase was expected to be completed in the summer of 2021.