Hutto ISD's board settled on a price for what will be its newest campus, Lee Martinez Elementary School, on March 28.

What you need to know

Trustees chose to approve a guaranteed maximum price of $55.2 million for the new elementary school. Later this year, the district will begin the process of redistricting to balance attendance between the soon-to-be-eight elementary schools, similar to the way it did this year in anticipation of the opening of Gus Almquist Middle School this fall.

The cost to build the elementary school will be supported by 2023 bond funds.

What else?

In February, the board chose to name the new elementary school after Lee Martinez, a bus driver who served the district for over 20 years and was an active member of the Hutto community.

According to the district, a groundbreaking for the new facility is planned for this spring, and the campus is slated to open in time for the 2025-26 school year. It will be located adjacent to the Hutto 9th Grade Center, near Destiny Lane and FM 1660 North.