Work at F.L. Moffett campus forging ahead as part of voter approved bond projects

Workers, heavy equipment on site as campus is being transformed, enlarged

What a difference a week or so makes.

When staff and students at Center's F.L Moffett Primary School returned from spring break this week the terrain of their campus was drastically changed. After rains delayed the start of construction for two new classroom wings and other work, contractors were able to get busy over the past couple of weeks with tons of earth being moved with workers and heavy equipment on site.

The $8 million worth of new construction along with another $1 million expected to be spent on renovating existing facilities on the Moffett campus are just a couple of pieces of $30 million worth of bonds voters approved in the spring of 2018.

Center ISD Superintendent Dr. James Hockenberry said it will take about three years for all work funded by those funds to be completed.

Included in the overall plan are enhancements at Center Elementary School where driveway and parking expansion work has been in progress. The CES project too has been delayed by weeks and weeks of rain but it is nearly completion.

Hockenberry has said each campus in the district will be impacted and improved at some point over the next three years as different phases of the overall plan are implemented.

One of the larger parts of the bond-funded growth will be the construction of a new multip-purpose event center on the Center High School campus.

“It will be an amazing, beautiful, and accommodating facility,” Hockenberry said of the event center in his mid-year update to the community. “We hope to 'break ground' this spring.”

Over the summer months, Center High School will see HVAC improvements being done throughout the campus, he said.

On the Moffett campus about 50,000 square feet of two new classroom wings new will be rising in coming months as work progresses. In addition, new parking and driveways will be completed.