Editors note: This story was updates to clarify the project for Lake Creek High School is the full Phase 2, not just the parking lot extension. The story was also updated to include the GMP for both Creekside Elementary and Phase 2 of Lake Creek High School.

The guaranteed maximum price for Creekside Elementary and Phase 2 for Lake Creek High School was set to $51.8 million during a May 16 Montgomery ISD school board meeting.

Kris Lynn, Montgomery ISD assistant superintendent of finance and operations, said during the meeting the price for the district's seventh elementary school will be about $33.5 million. Lynn said this is $1.3 million under the project. The GMP for Phase 2 of Lake Creek High School—an extension to the building as well as new classroom spaces—was set to $18.4 million. Phase 2 will increase the capacity of the school to 2,500 students.

“I am thankful for the efforts and teamwork from everyone to get us to this point and get this bond program started on the right foot,” Lynn said.

Lynn said during the meeting the savings from projects will go into a bond fund to enhance, modify, improve or provide additions that they could not do without savings into a bond fund.

According to previous reporting, Creekside Elementary and the addition to Lake Creek High School will break ground in May. Both projects are expected to be complete for the start of the 2024-25 school year, according to a May 16 news release.

“A school building takes extensive planning and preparation before breaking ground, and Huckabee Architects and Pogue Construction have acted as outstanding district partners in this work. We’re thrilled to move to the next stage of these two projects,” Lynn said in the release.