Georgetown Edition | May 2022


News from Georgetown ISD & Harmony Public Schools

Georgetown ISD board of trustees Meets May 16 at 7 p.m. in the Hammerlun Center for Leadership and Learning, 507 E. University Ave., Georgetown MEETINGSWE COVER Cargill on April 14. Cargill’s design showcases a gray background with pops of vibrant colors in poppy “owers along the bottom of the mural. In the middle of the mural are the words “Be Your Own Person.” DISTRICT HIGHLIGHTS GEORGETOWN ISD The board of trustees named Michael Wall as the new East View High School head football coach during a board meeting April 19. According to a release, Wall previously served as the oˆensive coordinator and quarterback coach at Georgetown High School from 2010-12. Wall comes from Willis High School in Willis, Texas, where he worked as the director of athletics and head football coach. He has coached in seven state title games, winning four state championship rings. GEORGETOWN ISD Students at Forbes Middle School began the installation of a mural designed by Forbes eighth grader Kelsie

Two newcharter schools to be built inGeorgetown


HARMONY PUBLIC SCHOOLS Georgetown City Council gave preliminary approval to a municipal agreement with Harmony Public Schools at its April 12 meeting, allowing the charter school system to move forward with plans to build two new schools. The agreement presents the annex- ation of 28 acres between Blue Ridge Drive and FM 1460. The property sits behind the Parallax at Georgetown and is almost adjacent to the Citigroup Data Center. According to Harmony Public Schools, the property will be used to house two new campuses that will be opening in the next ‡ve years. The ‡rst campus will be an elemen- tary school that is scheduled to open in August 2024. The second campus will be a combined middle and high school that is tentatively scheduled to open in August 2026. The initial construction cost for both campuses was projected at $12

million, although Harmony Public Schools leadership has budgeted additional funding due to potential in‰ation costs aŠecting the construc- tion industry. A contractor has not been selected. To date, Harmony Public Schools has 58 Texas campuses that provide K-12 education focused on science, technology, engineering and math, including ‡ve campuses in Austin, one in Cedar Park and one in P‰uger- ville. Chief Communications O’cer John Boyd said the charter school system is planning to open its eighth Central Texas campus—the Harmony Science Academy-Leander—in August 2023. The two Georgetown campuses will be the organization’s ninth and 11th schools in Central Texas. The agreement, which requires the city of Georgetown to provide services, such as ‡re protection, emergency services and stormwater utilities to the annexed land, will go before council again for ‡nal approval.

CLEARING THEWAY FOR NEWCAMPUSES Harmony Public Schools is planning to build an elementary school and a combined middle and high school on 28 acres of land recently annexed by Georgetown.







According to the Georgetown Future Land Use Plan, the land is currently zoned for an employment center, open space and mixed-density neighborhood.

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