LISD Plans, Budgets for Major Maintenance Projects

LISD Plans, Budgets for Major Maintenance Projects
Posted on 02/06/2019

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Leander ISD is a large district, and not just in terms of enrollment. While we boast a student body that numbers greater than 40,000, we also stretch across 200 square miles and 42 campuses. Larkspur Elementary School is under construction and will open its doors to students in August, adding another campus to the tally. 

LISD has approximately 1,486 acres of grass and athletic fields, 136 acres of roofs, and approximately seven million square feet of enclosed building area to maintain. This requires a tremendous effort on the part of many people in order to keep all district assets properly maintained. 

In addition to its bond programs, LISD sets aside funding each year for regular maintenance. Guiding the use of these funds in the Ten-Year Capital Renewal Plan, a living database, which is continually updated with new information. 

At the Jan. 24 Board meeting, trustees reviewed the proposed 2019 Districtwide Renewal Projects, which include the planned schedule for replacement or repair of building components, equipment, and site features to accomplish proper maintenance and avoid untimely failure. 

Some of the features of this year’s projects include: 
Resurface the track at Cedar Park High School, and Four Points and Henry middle schools. 
Replace water heaters at Bagdad, Cypress and Reagan elementary schools, and Cedar Park High School. 
Replace deteriorated vinyl composition tile (VCT) in LEO Phase II.  
Clean and seal the exterior walls at Running Brushy Middle School and the Science Materials Center. 
Replace carpet at Naumann Elementary School. 

Upon approval of the 2019 District Wide Renewal Projects – which could come at the Feb. 7 Board meeting – certain projects will begin immediately so that as much activity as feasible can be completed before the summer. 

Our major maintenance plans are all about keeping our facilities maintained and ready to positively impact our students’ learning. It is just one more way that Leander ISD is positioning itself to grow responsibly and efficiently.