Lewisville ISD to soon break ground on Josey Lane Elementary

by rmears

Lewisville ISD is expected to begin construction on a new elementary school by the end of this month, according to school district officials.

Josey Lane Elementary is projected to open at a site south of Windhaven Parkway and north of FM 544 in August 2021.

LISD Chief Communications Officer Amanda Brim said the school is designed to serve 800-850 students but that it is too early to say how many will attend the school in its first year.

“Even though it will be August 2021 before the school opens, it is always exciting to launch a new campus to serve the needs of our community,” LISD Superintendent Kevin Rogers said in a statement.

“This campus will open in our fastest growing section of LISD. We plan for Josey Lane Elementary to become our fifth elementary STEM academy, which will serve many students from that area when it is opened.”

In December, the LISD board of trustees voted to accept $35,119,947 as the guaranteed maximum price for construction on the new school. The school’s overall budget, which was approved in a November 2017 bond, is $39,237,029.

Although Lewisville ISD typically examines attendance boundaries each year to ensure balance in enrollment across the district, Rogers said he believes the next examination can wait until next fall. During that examination, attendance zones will be set for the new school.

“We know we will have to finalize the boundaries for Josey Lane and we expect there to be some adjustments in other parts of the district to provide relief specifically to the Lewisville High School feeders, particularly with the opening of a new Hedrick Middle School,” Rogers said in a statement.

Rogers added that there will be ample opportunity for families to participate in discussion and provide feedback before anything is finalized.

“We always seek input from a variety of sources before we recommend a final decision to our board,” he said.

Published on 2020-02-24 15:38:11