Growth and School Renovations
Renovations to Powell and Prestwick
This bond allows for renovations to convert the Powell Sixth Grade Center and Prestwick STEM Academy into K-5 campuses. Both conversions would allow the District to expand STEM curriculum and instruction to all Little Elm ISD campuses. If voters approve the bond package, Prestwick STEM Academy would receive new age-appropriate furniture and the Powell campus would receive new classroom furniture as well as other capital improvement projects.
Purchase Land and Buses for Future Use
The District regularly reviews growth projections, monitors student enrollment, and analyzes
real estate trends. To be prepared for future growth, these bond funds would be used
by the District to purchase land and
school buses for future use.
Reimburse District’s General Operating Fund
If this bond package is approved by voters, capital outlay expenditures that have been funded of the District’s Maintenance & Operations (M&O) budget would be reimbursed up to $10 million. Recent projects like the high school renovation (to be completed in 2017) and the new operations facility (to be completed in 2018) are examples of capital outlay expenditures that have been funded through the District’s M&O budget.
This bond allows for renovations to the Powell Sixth Grade Center, making it a grade K-5 campus, and for conversions to Prestwick STEM Academy, making it a K-5 campus to accommodate projected growth and instructional practices. Both conversions would allow the District to expand STEM curriculum and instruction to all Little Elm ISD campuses. The grade-level transitions at Prestwick, Powell, and Lakeside would be phased over several years, with the new middle school projected to open in 2020.
If voters approve the bond package, all schools in Little Elm ISD would eventually fit into one of the following grade configurations: Pre-K–5, K–5, 6–8, or 9–12.
Renovations to Accommodate Growth and Create Neighborhood Schools
This bond could fund the land purchase and construction of a new middle school (the District's second middle school campus), as well as construction costs to
build a replacement school for Lakeside Middle School. If student enrollment continues to climb and the District operates two middle schools to accommodate growth, both schools would serve students in grades 6 through 8.
The replacement campus for Lakeside Middle School would be built on the west side of the school district on land currently owned by Little Elm ISD. The location
is near French Settlement and Eldorado Parkway. The District's second middle school would be built in The Tribute development. On October 9, 2017 the Little Elm ISD Board of Trustees voted unanimously to approve a Letter of Intent between Tribute Partners and the District that shows the District's intent to purchase land in
The Tribute if the bond referendum is passed by voters in November 2017.
New Middle School and Replacement for Lakeside Middle School
Dedicated Spaces for Fine Arts, Athletics, and STEM
Capacity for 1,200 Students in Core Areas
Features of New Middle School Buildings