Norton's Notes - January 19, 2024

  • 2023-2024 Demographic Study

    • Population and Survey Analysts (PASA) recently completed a Demographic Study for Lake Travis ISD, and an overview was presented to our school board during its regular meeting on January 17.

    • The study includes an analysis of current student locations, potential growth based on new housing, trends in student relocation patterns throughout Lake Travis ISD, and economic factors relevant to the greater district area.

    • We use these  findings to plan for and address continued growth in student enrollment.

    • The complete update can be accessed on the LTISD website.

    School Board Elections

    • During its regular meeting on January 17, our school board approved an order calling the May 4, 2024 Board of Trustees Election.

    • Under the Election Code, the election must be ordered annually by the Board of Trustees.

    • This election is to fill positions designated on the school board as Places 1 and 2 for full, three-year terms.

    • For more information, visit the Board Elections section on our website.

    Award of Construction Contracts Under 2023 Bond Program

    • Also during its regular meeting on January 17, our school board approved the award of construction contracts to American Constructors for the following projects:

      • Construction of High School #2

      • Demolition and construction of a new ADA ramp at Lakeway Elementary School

      • Replacement of the artificial turf in the gaga pit area at Rough Hollow Elementary School

      • Hoist work to include electrical and structural modifications at the Lake Travis High School Performing Arts Center

      • Land clearing at the site of High School #2

    • These projects are under the voter-approved bond election in November 2022.

    2024 Bond Program Sale

    • On Wednesday, January 17, we sold $35 million in municipal bonds at an interest yield of 3.60%.

    • We had a large number of investors interested in our District which resulted in a low interest cost on the bonds.

    • This sale is for the funding of athletic projects associated with the voter-approved bond election in November 2023.

    LTHS Theater Arts Spring Production

    • The Lake Travis High School Theater Arts Department is excited to present its spring production of “The Addams Family: The Musical.”

    • There will be four opportunities to see the show: Feb 1-3 and Feb. 5.

    • All performances will be held at the Lake Travis Performing Arts Center. Tickets can be purchased online.

    Students (pictured left to right) are Zoe Zaman (Grandma); Kate Kingsley (Wednesday); Garrett Grant (Lurch); Miles Rojas-Castle (Gomez); Jess Paine (Morticia); Ella Swinford (Pugsley); and Adam Ellett (Fester); costumes, wigs, and styling: Lance Najera, Rachel Looper, and CoHaMa Crew. (Photo Credit: April Paine Photography)