TRAVIS, Texas (KWTX) The Rosebud-Lott Independent School District held a groundbreaking ceremony Monday for a new elementary school.
It’s been 46 years since the last school was built in the Rosebud-Lott area and community members showed up excited about the groundbreaking.
The ceremony started with a prayer and the crowd paying homage to the victims of 9/11.
After receiving words from the board of trustees, they put on hard hats, grabbed a shovel and officially broke ground for the new elementary school.
The new school will be located in Travis near the junior high and high school.
The school district currently has two elementary schools located in Rosebud and in Lott.
Superintendent Dr. Steve Brownlee says one building is about 60 years old and the other about 90, and building the new school will accommodate students from both.
The board approved a $12 million bond issue to build the new school and make upgrades to other facilities in the district last year.
Board members also added $1.3 million of fund balance.
Brownlee says the new school is being built because the other facilities are out of date, but also to bring everyone together.
"It makes all the logistics for moms and dads picking up the kids easier. It makes it easier for the buses to run it makes it easier for cafeterias to run,” Brownlee said.
“Everything about having everybody here in one spot centrally located to the entire community is the idea."
Both elementary schools in Lott and Rosebud will close when the new elementary school opens.
The new school should be completed in December 2018.