Phase 1 of the new North Rock Creek High School is nearly complete.

The project is ahead of schedule and dirtwork will be completed soon, Superintendent Blake Moody said.

“We will start accepting bids for phase two at our school board meeting at the end of August,” Moody said.

In a special election held on Jan. 10, voters in the North Rock Creek school district voted in favor of a $20,910,000 bond issue that will allow the district to construct a new high school for the district, which currently goes through eighth grade.

The bond issue comes with a 21-percent increase in property taxes. For every $1,000 paid in property taxes, residents will now pay an extra $210 annually.

The new high school will be a 45,350-square-foot building that consists of 20 classroom spaces, a cafeteria and kitchen, band room, and vocational and agriculture space.

The bond will impact property taxes for the 2017 tax year. NRC students will return to school Aug. 10.