LISD Renovations 90 Percent Complete

Lubbock ISD broke ground on another elementary school today all thanks to a multi-million dollar bond granted back in 2010. School leaders say that after three years they're nearly finished with the district's renovations.

Lubbock ISD Superintendent Dr. Berhl Robertson said the district is about 90 percent bid out.

So far they've spent around $170 million in renovating cafeterias, gymnasiums and upgrading technology throughout the district.

"Facilities are believe it or not very important," said Robertson. "You've got to maintain your facilities and part of what we haven't done a great job of over the years is really commiting enough money for maitenence of our facilities.

Crews broke ground Wednesday on Jayne Anne Miller Elementary school at 69th and Nashville which is one of the biggest projects LISD has left.

"We're really excited about that," said Robertson. "It's going to be a fabulous school."

Along with capitol improvements like air conditioning units and parking lots, the remaining $28 million will go towards updating high school auditoriums, middle school locker rooms and middle school tracks.

"We have no tracks on our middle school campuses so were excited about that because those will be open to the community," Robertson said.

Robertson said the renovations not only give students a better environment, they also encourage kids to learn.

"Kids are brighter they smile more they act better and it's just amazing the difference in attitudes," said Robertson. "What it does is it shows them that you care and that's a big deal."

Jayne Ann Miller Elementary is expected to be complete by Decmeber 2014.

All renovations for LISD are expected to be finished by the summer of 2015.

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