In New Braunfels ISD, the projects from the 2018 bond are nearly complete, with two projects still ongoing, according to Mark Liggett, director of construction for NBISD. Interior upgrades at Lone Star Early Childhood Center as well as Memorial, Walnut Springs and County Line elementary schools began in the summer of 2022 and are slated for completion in the summer of 2023.

Interior finishes at Lamar Elementary and Oak Run Middle School are also on track to be completed in that same timeframe. The elementary school that was previously slated to be built at the site of the now-demolished old Ninth Grade Center at the intersection of South Guenther Avenue and Butcher Street is now slated for the vicinity of the Legend Pond neighborhood and Long Creek High School. That project is planned to break ground in late 2023, Liggett said.

The first projects from the 2021 bond are expected to begin in 2023. New playgrounds and shades will start being installed in the late spring. County Line, Walnut Springs, Memorial, Lamar,

Lone Star, and Klein Road elementary campuses will get new playgrounds and Veramendi and Voss Farms elementary schools will receive shade structures as part of this project, Liggett said.

Final design development for upgrades and expansions to New Braunfels High School and Long Creek High School is underway. Huckabee Inc. was awarded the architectural contract for both schools. Bartlett Cocke will be the construction manager at risk for the first phase of NBHS, and Joeris Construction will provide the same service for LCHS. Construction on both campuses is slated for late spring or early summer of 2023.

Additionally, a new elementary school—elementary school no. 11—will begin the early design process in 2023 to serve the Veramendi area. Additions to Klein Road and Voss Farms elementary schools are in the final steps of design and are anticipated to break ground in the summer of 2023, Liggett said. Outside of the bond projects, Seele and Carl Schurz elementary schools—two of the oldest campuses in the district—should begin initial construction of remodel projects over the summer. “The district will continue to look at long-range plans to provide for the needs of the community in all areas of New Braunfels ISD," Liggett said.