The Lewisville ISD board of trustees approved the first set of projects from the 2024 bond package, which includes football stadium upgrades and aquatic center maintenance, at a June 10 meeting.

The projects include a spate of renovations and updates to athletic facilities districtwide, and are scheduled to begin construction in 2025, Executive Construction Director Randy Fite said at a June 3 meeting.

“We want to thank the voters, and now it's time to get to work,” Fite said.

The backstory

The $101.8 million bond package featured three propositions that would generate additional funding to conduct maintenance, repairs and renovations at various athletics and recreation facilities across the district.
  • Proposition A: $16.25 million for maintenance, repairs and renovations at the Eastside Aquatic Center and Westside Aquatic Center
  • Proposition B: $65.59 million for maintenance, repairs and renovations at athletics facilities, including locker rooms and field houses; tennis courts; baseball and softball facilities; middle school competition fields; high school practice fields; and concession areas
  • Proposition C: $20 million for maintenance, repairs and renovations to existing stadiums at Hebron High School, Flower Mound High School, The Colony High School, Marcus High School and Lewisville High School
Voters approved all three propositions in the May election.

The details

The district is working to secure design firms for the projects, estimating the need for at least two in the first set, Fite said. The district has four approved architects, and each has verified they have the capacity to handle the work.

The first set of board-approved projects that require an architect include:
  • New football stadium lighting at four high schools
  • Football scoreboard replacements at four high schools
  • Eastside and Westside Aquatics Center renovations and repair
  • Stadium maintenance and repair at Flower Mound and Hebron High schools
  • Hebron High School field house maintenance and repair
  • Hebron High School baseball and softball facilities renovations
“The aquatic centers will be packaged together because all the funds from Proposition A must be allocated to those two projects,” Fite said.

Also of note

The district is also planning to hire a civil engineer in lieu of an architect for the remaining first-year projects, which will encompass new baseball and softball lighting, a new turf field, tennis court resurfacing, track replacements, and adding turf to several existing fields. The projects will occur at various campuses districtwide across multiple grade levels, Fite said.

Apart from hiring an additional construction manager for outdoor athletics projects such as turf replacement, which the district approved June 10, the district will handle the construction for bond projects in-house, Fite said. Although, additional staff could be hired as needed, he added.

Looking ahead

The district can now begin the design process and bid package development with approved architects, Fite said. In August, the district plans to discuss quotes for hiring the civil engineer, he said.