New Construction

Leander ISD Breaks Ground on New Elementary School

The Leander Independent School District near Austin, Texas, recently held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new elementary school, according to a district news release. Currently known as Elementary School 30, the new school is being built to accommodate a rapidly growing student population and will have the capacity for 800 students, local news reports.

The project is being funded through savings from 2017 and 2007 bonds, the news release reports. “As #1LISD continues to grow, I’m grateful to celebrate the construction of Elementary School 30 out of bond savings,” said district superintendent Bruce Gearing. “We are fortunate to be able to provide facilities for our incredible students and staff with input and support from our community.”

The district is partnering with Pfluger Architects for the project’s design and American Constructors for its construction. The new facility is set to open its doors to students in time for the 2024–25 school year. Local news also reports that the naming process for the new school is in progress.

School Board President Trish Bode called the project a “long time coming” and said, “When [ES No. 30] opens, it [will be a] building for our teachers and for our students to get together, so I’m thinking we’re going to experience more excitement in learning going on. That means a lot to our community, to have a building and not portables.”

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