From school safety and mental health to funds for three new schools, Lake Travis ISD has several discussion items on its agenda for the June 15 board meeting.

Bond election

The bond advisory committee will give a presentation to the school board regarding a potential $703 million bond, according to school documents. Following work in the spring, the committee will recommend the district call a bond election in November for the following projects:

  • new high school;

  • new Elementary School No. 8;

  • new Elementary School No. 9;

  • Lake Travis High School additions and upgrades;

  • campus and district renovations and improvements;

  • facilities condition assessment projects;

  • technology; and

  • land.

This item is only up for discussion, and action may be taken at the July 20 or Aug, 17 board meetings, district documents said.

School safety

The board of trustees will also hear a presentation on the state of safety and security in the district from Andy Michael, the director of security and chief of police at LTISD.

The presentation will go over current proactive measures being taken by the district, such as the Cavs Who Care tip line, which allows students and parents to report bullying, harassment, safety issues and other information to the district confidentially.

Additional updates will be given on the district’s police department, measures being taken to secure campuses, security cameras, emergency communication protocols and more.

Mental health

Jennifer Lyon, the director of health and social-emotional learning, will give a presentation on the state of mental health resources within the district.

The presentation will go over the number of counseling staff in the district, how services are provided and the different levels of support offered in the district.

Portable classrooms

The board of trustees also will be notified of the purchase of a portable classroom building for Bee Cave Elementary School.

According to a demographic study from the district, the capacity of the school is 850 students. In 2021-22, the population was estimated to be 842 students. That number is expected to rise to 930 students in 2022-23 and 1,022 by 2023-24.

Spring STAAR test results

The district will also review State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness test results from spring 2022.

The board meeting will be at 6 p.m. in the Live Oak Room at the Educational Development Center at 607 N. RM 620, Austin. There are also several other items on the agenda up for discussion and decision. More information on agenda items can be found on the district's website. Community members wishing to participate in the public comment portion of the meeting must sign up ahead of time.