Lake Travis ISD officials will begin negotiations for the purchase of several acres of land for a possible elementary school site, after the board of trustees approved the items at a meeting April 19.

The district intends to begin negotiations with landowners at two sites near Hamilton Pool Road for district use. One site is approximately 7.967 acres, and the other is approximately 14.62 acres.

The sites are anticipated to be used to build one new elementary school, district officials said.

The background

After the city of Lakeway denied a development agreement with LTISD for the construction of Elementary School No. 8, the district had to rezone elementary campuses for the 2023-24 school year to deal with overcrowding issues.

Trustees ultimately decided to rezone portions of Rough Hollow Elementary to Serene Hills Elementary and West Cypress Hills Elementary.

Trustees said this is merely a short-term solution, and the need for a site for the construction of a new elementary school is still a top priority for the district.