Liz Kennedy | The Rosebud News
The RLISD School Board was present to break ground on the new site for the school building, standing in what is to be the area of the front door.
RLISD takes first step toward building new combined elementary school
The Rosebud-Lott ISD held a groundbreaking ceremony last Monday evening in Travis where the new Elementary school will be built. Staff, faculty, parents, and students from all over the district came out to welcome the start of this new addition to the district. There were also performances from the band, and varsity cheerleading squad.
After a setback that held off construction from beginning in May, contractors are ready to get to work on the new campus.
Ever since the Rosebud and Lott school districts combined in the early 1970’s elementary schoolers have been split between two campuses.
At first children living in Lott would go to Lott Elementary, and children living in Rosebud would go to Rosebud Intermediate, or Rosebud Primary.
Next school year the district will have one central location to bring all of their young students. The district feels that having all schools in one central location will help the logistics of things such as bus routes, and maintenance.
Rosebud-Lott ISD is made up of not only the towns of Rosebud and Lott. There are also about 14 different communities in a 300 square mile area.
The process got started last year when citizens living in the district voted to a bond sell worth 12 million dollars.
Along with a brandnew elementary school, there will also be some improvements made to parts of the building that house both the high school and middle school.
These improvements include renovations to the theatre, band hall, and some of the sports facilities. There will also be a new AG facility for the high school. According to Superintendent Steve Brownlee, all of the work is scheduled to be complete by December 2018.