Lake Travis ISD’s Rough Hollow Elementary School on track for an August opening

Lake Travis ISD's Rough Hollow Elementary School is nearly complete. (Courtesy Lake Travis ISD)
Lake Travis ISD's Rough Hollow Elementary School is nearly complete. (Courtesy Lake Travis ISD)

Lake Travis ISD's Rough Hollow Elementary School is nearly complete. (Courtesy Lake Travis ISD)

Construction on Lake Travis ISD’s seventh elementary school, Rough Hollow Elementary School, is nearly complete, and the campus is scheduled to open Aug. 19, the first day of the 2020-21 school year.

In light of challenges caused by the coronavirus pandemic, it is unclear how or if students will return to campus this fall, but barring any changes, Rough Hollow Elementary will be ready for their arrival.

The district broke ground on the 102,000-square-foot, $33 million campus on Bee Creek Road in April 2019. Funding was approved through LTISD’s $253 million 2018 bond program, which was the district’s largest bond issue to date.

Despite the coronavirus pandemic, the project did not experience any construction delays, as LTISD Communications Director Marco Alvarado previously told Community Impact Newspaper.

The district received a temporary certificate of occupancy June 5 from the city of Lakeway, which authorized contractors to begin moving in furniture and supplies, according to Lakeway Communications Director Jarrod Wise.


Upcoming tasks include health inspections, pressure tank installations and finishing touches to the campus’ recreational areas, per a progress report from contractor Bartlett Cocke.

Following those finishing touches, the building will also require a passed inspection report as well as a final certificate of acceptance from Lakeway, Wise said.

Once open, the campus will have the capacity to serve more than 800 students and will be led by Principal Angela Frankhouser.
By Amy Rae Dadamo
Amy Rae Dadamo is the reporter for Lake Travis-Westlake, where her work focuses on city government and education. Originally from New Jersey, Amy Rae relocated to Austin after graduating from Ramapo College of New Jersey in May 2019.


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