East Bay's Construction Renovation

East Bay's Construction Renovation

A message from Mrs. Cox


East Bay Parents

I hope you and your children are having a fun and relaxing summer break. While students and staff are away for the summer months, construction crews and engineers have been hard at work on major Education Referendum air conditioning projects at 14 schools across the district, including right here at East Bay.

Back in 2018, the community stepped up for our children to approve the Education Referendum, and we are grateful that community members realize the importance of these crucial projects. This is a 10-year referendum and each summer additional schools will have new air conditioning installed.

In total this summer, the district will invest $101.8 million in referendum projects. Most of the funding will be spent to overhaul the air conditioning systems in the 14 schools. However, part of the overall investment will include $16.9 million in maintenance projects and repairs at 36 other schools for new playgrounds, track repairs, kitchen and cafeteria improvements, painting, window replacements, and modernization of several school elevators, as well as other enhancements.

The summer A/C projects include:




Brandon High School                       

HVAC Renovation              


Bryan Elementary                               

HVAC Renovation              


Burns Middle                                         

HVAC Renovation              


East Bay High School                       

HVAC Renovation              


Fishhawk Creek Elementary       

HVAC Renovation              


Heritage Elementary                        

HVAC Renovation              


Jennings Middle (Phase 2)            

HVAC Renovation              


Mendenhall Elementary                 

HVAC Renovation              


Nelson Elementary                           

HVAC Renovation              


Roosevelt Elementary                     

HVAC Renovation              


Seminole Elementary                      

HVAC Renovation              


Sessums Elementary                       

HVAC Renovation              


Shaw Elementary                               

HVAC Renovation              


Shields Middle

HVAC Renovation



For more information about the Education Referendum projects, please visit Half-Penny Sales Tax Referendum / Referendum Details (hillsboroughschools.org).

These enhancements will provide students and staff with improved learning environments now and into the future.


Amy Stevens-Cox, Principal