On Nov. 28, Montgomery ISD leaders approved the next steps in the construction process for the district’s career and technical education and agricultural science centers.

Current situation

Trustees unanimously approved a maximum price of $4.27 million for initial stages of work on the district’s CTE and agriculture centers. The centers are to be located along Lone Star Parkway between Buffalo Springs and Plez Morgan drives. Trustee Shawn Denison was absent for the vote.
  • This cost will cover “pre-construction work” including clearing the project sites and preparing them for the building foundations, according to a Dec. 1 email from Justin Marino, MISD’s chief of staff and communications.
  • This work was initially expected to cost $5.3 million-$5.4 million, and the rest of the maximum project costs will be set by the board in January, Chief Operations Officer Kris Lynn said.
  • Dirt work to prepare the site for construction wrapped up on the site in about mid-November, Lynn said.
Trustees also OK’d the purchase of $603,286 in playground equipment for Creekside Elementary, which is currently under construction. The school is located behind Lake Creek High School off FM 2854.

Playground equipment approved at the Nov. 28 meeting includes prekindergarten and K-5 playgrounds, swings, shade structures, and playground surfacing, according to Marino.

How it’s going

The CTE and ag center projects are expected to be finished in July 2025 and cost a combined total of about $80 million, as previously reported by Community Impact.

Construction on Creekside Elementary is slated to wrap up in July, as previously reported by Community Impact.

How it started

The CTE and ag centers as well as Creekside Elementary are projects under MISD’s $326.9 million 2022 bond, which was approved by voters in May 2022.