Multiple construction projects planed by Lake Travis ISD will begin this summer using funds from the 2011 bond issue.
The bond components consist of a sixth elementary school, a new Lake Travis Middle School, an expansion of Lake Travis High School into the current Lake Travis Middle School campus, an expansion of Hudson Bend Middle School, upgrades for existing facilities and district-wide improvements.
The Hudson Bend Middle School expansion, which accounts for $22,246,711 of the bond, is the first project to break ground.
The next project will be the relocation of Lake Travis Middle School and the expansion of the high school into the old middle school.
The school put forth the bond because of the rapid expansion in school enrollment during the past few years. Enrollment has been increasing by approximately 300 to 400 students annually, according to a demographic report commissioned by the district in February 2011.
“We have a community that supports a bond election,” LTISD Superintendent Dr. Brad Lancaster said. “To me, that says the community supports the school system … It’s a commitment by the community, whether you have kids or not, that says that people support what we are doing.”