Dripping Springs ISD finalizes acquisition of future elementary and middle school site at Headwaters development

A photo of a bench and trees from Headwaters at dusk
Dripping Springs ISD has purchased a 64-acre tract from the Headwaters at Barton Creek residential development. Picture is a view from Headwaters. (Courtesy Freehold Communities)

Dripping Springs ISD has purchased a 64-acre tract from the Headwaters at Barton Creek residential development. Picture is a view from Headwaters. (Courtesy Freehold Communities)

Dripping Springs ISD has finalized its acquisition of 64 acres from the Headwaters at Barton Creek residential development for a future school site located off Hwy. 290. According to a July 13 press release from Freehold Communities, the developer of Headwaters, the school site is at the western edge of the Headwaters development.

The DSISD board of trustees approved the $1.715 million purchase of the Headwaters land months ago at a January meeting, and said it was intended for unspecified "future school and school-related facilities." Freehold confirmed in its release that an elementary school and middle school would be built on the site.

"New schools within a highly rated district will greatly benefit our current and future residents and Dripping Springs as a whole," Freehold Texas Division President Matt Matthews said in the release.

According to communications from DSISD in August 2019, when the district first adopted a resolution to purchase the property, the district and Freehold will share the cost for infrastructure and utility improvements needed to support schools on the property.
By Olivia Aldridge
Olivia is the reporter for Community Impact's Southwest Austin edition. She graduated from Presbyterian College with a bachelor's degree in English and creative writing in 2017. Olivia was a reporter and producer at South Carolina Public Radio in Columbia, South Carolina before joining Community Impact in Austin.


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