Open house planned for new Rosebud-Lott Elementary
The Rosebud-Lott community will get a chance to see the new Rosebud-Lott Elementary School on Aug. 17 during an open house and grand opening.
The event will be held from 10 a.m. to noon at the school in Travis.
The new school is a move into the future for Rosebud-Lott ISD.
RLISD Superintendent Steve Brownlee said the new school has state-of-the-art facilities and security.
The community will find limited access to the school when they go visit, as all employees will gain entrance to the school through an electronic key card.
“Parents and community members will punch a button at the front door and be buzzed in,” Brownlee said. “They will need to go through two doors. It will be totally secure. This is a major big deal. There is nothing more important than the safety of our students and staff.”
The new building has 60,000 square feet of space.
There is an area for life skills and PPCD, areas for resource pullout, classrooms for Pre-K through sixth grade, a state-of-the-art cafeteria with a stage for community programs, library, computer room, music room and a gym.
“This building has brand new technology,” Brownlee said. “Every classroom has new touch panels with wireless computers. It is built for the future.”
There is a projector and screen in the cafeteria and a sound system to allow for school and community programs. The music and band room is just off the cafeteria for easy access for programs.
“We want this to be a place the community gathers and uses,” Brownlee said. “We want them to be involved.”
The new gym will be used by the high school for tournaments. The library has an interactive board and windows that look out to the high school so students can see their future. The school also has a new playground that will be fenced in.
The bus pick up line will be completely separate from the car rider pick up.
Rosebud-Lott ISD voters passed the bond for the construction of the new school on Nov. 8, 2016. Ground was broken for the school on Sept. 11, 2017 and it took two years to complete. Erwin Construction of Waco built the new school and Brownlee said they have been very pleased.