The Hays CISD board of trustees approved the designs by Huckabee Architects for the district’s 16th elementary school as part of the 2022 bond at a meeting June 27. Of the $115 million bond, $48.3 million will go toward construction the elementary school, coined the “Negley Relief School,” as Negley Elementary School has the highest enrollment numbers of all elementary schools in the district.

The new school will be located in the Anthem Subdivision in Kyle north of FM 150 and west of FM 2770, and it will be built on approximately 13 acres of land.

The school will be two stories at approximately 110,000-115,000 square feet with 41-47 classrooms for about 900 students.

Construction on the Negley Relief School is slated to begin in February 2023 with an expected opening date in fall 2024.