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Groundbreaking for East Austin high school campus

Friday, January 18, 2019 by Tai Moses

Austin Independent School District will break ground Saturday, Jan. 19, at 9:30 a.m. on a new $80 million campus for Eastside Memorial Early College High School and International High School. The new school will be built on the site of the original L.C. Anderson campus, at 900 Thompson St. The event features indoor and outdoor activities, including speakers from all three schools and a panel discussion. The relocation of Eastside Memorial and International is part of a $1.05 billion bond program approved by voters in 2017, of which $80 million is dedicated to modernize the new east side facility. Miguel Garcia, principal of Eastside Memorial ECHS, said in a statement about the groundbreaking: “We invite all three school communities to join us at this site on which we will witness where legacy meets the future. We are excited for our bright students to build on what it means to be the ‘Pride of the Eastside,’ a concept that began with original L.C. Anderson students.”

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