News from Lake Travis ISD & Eanes ISD
Lake Travis ISD campuses scheduled for renovations
Cedar Creeknames newprincipal
BY AMY RAE DADAMO
Lake Travis ISD campuses are primed for routine renovations and improvements in summer 2021. All funds have been provided by the 2018 bond. IMPROVEMENTS CAMPUS
LAKE TRAVIS ISD Trustees will tackle over $7 million in renovations this summer. Trustees approved two guaranteed maximum-price contracts, which set limits on a project’s cost, during an April 21 meeting. Lake Travis High School will see roughly $4.7 million in improvements, according to Robert Winovitch, direc- tor of facilities and construction. No more than $2.96 million was approved for projects at Lake Travis and Lake Pointe elementary schools. Funds will come from the voter approved $253 million 2018 bond. Ahead of these projects, trustees also approved a memorandum of understanding between the district and the city of Lakeway. LTISD frequently has campuses under construction to accommodate maintenance and growth, and many of those facilities fall within Lakeway
BY AMY RAE DADAMO
EANES ISD Students at Eanes ISD’s
Lake Travis High School
• architectural nishes • interior campus renovations $2.96 million in improvements inclduing Lake Travis and Lake Pointe elementary schools
Cedar Creek Ele- mentary School
will begin the 2021-22 school year with a new principal. The EISD board of trustees unanimously approved Laura Coaxum as the school’s principal during an April 27 board meeting. Coaxum serves as the assistant principal at EISD’s Barton Creek Elementary School. Prior to her career at EISD, she served as an elementary school teacher at Austin ISD, an instructional coach at Round Rock ISD and worked for the Texas Education Agency. Coaxum will ll a post held by interim principal Brad Wirht. Laura Coaxum Instructions for meeting attendance are at each district’s website. Eanes ISD board of trustees meets on the fourth Tuesday at 6 p.m. at 601 Camp Craft Road, West Lake Hills • www.eanesisd.net Lake Travis ISD board of trustees meets on the third Wednesday at 6 p.m. at 607 N. RM 620, Lakeway www.ltisdschools.org Leander ISD board of trustees meets on the second and fourth Thursday at 200 S. Vista Ridge Blvd., Cedar Park www.leanderisd.org MEETINGSWE COVER
• upgrades to the men’s eld house • auxiliary gym roof repairs • elevator construction $4.7 million in improvements inclduing
SOURCE: LAKE TRAVIS ISDCOMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER
corresponds to the work intended for this summer; however, Lakeway and LTISD are committed to developing a long-term comprehensive develop- ment agreement for future projects. Lakeway City Council approved the same agreement during its April 19 meeting.
or its extraterritorial jurisdiction. The memorandum of under- standing outlines a uniform set of development regulations for LTISD’s property intended to ease the permitting process. According to LTISD general counsel Amber King, the agreement
If approved by trustees, masks could be optional at Eanes ISDby June 1
BY AMY RAE DADAMO
Leonard said he has been in con- tact with Austin Public Health and Dr. Mark Escott, interim health authority for Austin and Travis County, and from those conversations Leonard said the region could soon move into Stage 2 COVID-19 risk status. Additionally, vaccines have become more readily available, and many EISD sta members have already received a vaccine, according to Leonard. EISD may also allow board meet- ings to be mask-optional, and the
district could reinstate in-person meetings with parents, Leonard said. However, Leonard said there may be exceptions within the district. “There may be some exceptions,” Leonard said. “There may be a certain situation where we really do need to do something special for a person.” The exact verbiage for the action item will be drafted by the district’s general counsel Allyson Collins and will be placed on the agenda for consideration at the upcoming board meeting.
EANES ISD Trustees are sched- uled to vote on the district’s mask policy at a special May 11 meeting, according to an announcement from Superintendent Tom Leonard during an April 27 regular meeting. Trustees will consider allowing face coverings to be optional both outdoors and inside the classroom as of June 1, according to Leonard. The action would not impact the 2020-21 school year but would take eect in summer school programs.
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LAKE TRAVIS WESTLAKE EDITION • MAY 2021
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