On Oct. 17, Montgomery ISD leaders provided an update on several 2022 bond projects, including the district’s career and technology and agricultural science centers, which are expected to go out for bid in early 2024.

The update

So far, the district has spent about $40 million of the $326.9 million in bond funds passed, MISD Chief Operations Officer Kris Lynn said Oct. 17. Updates from Lynn on projects within the bond—which was passed by voters in May 2022—include:
  • Renderings for the district’s career and technology center and agricultural science center—to be located along Lone Star Parkway between Buffalo Springs and Plez Morgan drives—debuted at the Oct. 17 meeting, although they are subject to potential changes, Lynn said. Additional project design details will go before trustees in November for approval so that “dirt work” can begin. In three to four months, district leaders plan to go out for bid on the $80 million projects, which are expected to be finished in July 2025.
  • The design process for the Montgomery High School renovations is almost complete, and trustees are expected to consider approving the design after Jan. 1. Work could start on that project as early as mid-March, while the project is expected to be completed in July 2025.
  • The construction of Lake Creek High School’s expansion is ongoing and expected to be complete by July.
  • Creekside Elementary construction is ongoing and slated to wrap up in July.
  • Renovations at Montgomery Junior High and at Lincoln and Montgomery elementary schools are scheduled to be complete by December.
  • The renovation design for the district’s transportation center is nearly complete, and the project is expected to go out for bid after Jan. 1.
“We're really excited about these facilities and the educational opportunities for our students that are going to be in them,” Lynn said.

What they’re saying

“It’s very exciting to see more of the 2022 bond projects moving forward,” board Vice President Nate Robb said in an Oct. 18 news release from MISD. “These needed capital improvements will benefit our students and staff members for years to come, and we’re firmly committed to continuing our focus on being transparent and sharing frequent updates about construction costs, progress and timelines with the community.”

Anna Lotz and Cassandra Jenkins contributed to this report.