At the Jan. 14 Lewisville ISD board of trustees meeting, members approved a guaranteed maximum price of $45.9 million for a new career center.
District officials said now that the guaranteed maximum price is approved, materials can be ordered, and the project will begin construction.
The new career center is a part of the $737.5 million bond package that was approved in 2017. The center will be built near Harmon High School to replace the current one—the Dale Jackson Career Center, which is 32 years old.
At the meeting, trustees also discussed naming the new career center and the renaming of the district’s other career center—Career Center East.
A committee, which consisted of trustees Jenny Proznik, Kronda Thimesch and Kristi Hassett—recommended the career centers be named Technology, Exploration and Career Centers with the acronyms being TECC-E for the career center located on the east side of the district and TECC-W for the new center that will be built on the west.
Thimesch said the committee felt it was important that technology was utilized as the first word in the name since technology emphasizes the fact that the learning that happens at the career centers is not static and changes as the knowledge and skills do for creating a future-ready workforce.