Lake Travis ISD campuses scheduled for renovations this summer

Lake Travis ISD will tackle a list of projects this summer. (Brian Rash/Community Impact Newspaper)
Lake Travis ISD will tackle a list of projects this summer. (Brian Rash/Community Impact Newspaper)

Lake Travis ISD will tackle a list of projects this summer. (Brian Rash/Community Impact Newspaper)

Lake Travis ISD will tackle more than $6 million in various renovations at Lake Travis High School, Lake Travis Elementary School and Lake Pointe Elementary School during the summer break.

The board of trustees approved two guaranteed maximum-price contracts, which set limitations on a project’s cost, during the April 21 meeting.

Lake Travis High School will see roughly $4.7 million in improvements that include architectural finishes, updates to the men’s field house, auxiliary gym roof repairs, an elevator project and more, according to a presentation from Robert Winovitch, LTISD’s director of facilities and construction.

“Prices, materials and labor are going up pretty significantly,” Winovitch said. “We feel that these are good prices. We’re within our budget, and I think we’re in good shape going forward."

Work is also slated for Lake Travis and Lake Pointe Elementary schools, which Winovitch said will primarily involve architectural finishes and interior renovations. The approved guaranteed maximum price totals $2.96 million for the elementary school projects.

LTISD will utilize funds previously designated through the $253 million 2018 bond, including savings collected through previous bond projects.

Ahead of these projects, trustees also approved a memorandum of understanding between the district and the city of Lakeway regarding development.

LTISD frequently has campuses under construction to accommodate routine maintenance and the district’s continued growth, according to district information. Many of those facilities fall within the city of Lakeway or its extraterritorial jurisdiction.

“We have lots of construction work that happens almost every summer,” LTISD general counsel Amber King said. “The permitting process through the city of Lakeway has been a difficult process for our staff.”

The memorandum of understanding outlines a uniform set of development regulations for LTISD’s property intended to ease the permitting process.

According to King, the agreement corresponds to the work intended for this summer; however, Lakeway and LTISD are committed to developing a long-term comprehensive development agreement for future projects.

King said this plan will clearly identify which areas of Lakeway’s code would require LTISD to apply for permitting and which areas would not.

Lakeway City Council approved the same memorandum during its April 19 meeting.

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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