Belton ISD School Board Receives Update On Construction Of New Campuses
Belton ISD’s Board of Trustees received an update on the construction of Charter Oak Elementary and Lake Belton High School, two new campuses voters approved as part of the May 2017 bond program, as demographer’s spring 2019 updates indicate continued growth across the district.
The important finishing touches for Charter Oak Elementary are underway with the gym flooring installed, final touch-up paint being applied and graphics and signage being installed. Outside, three accessible playgrounds have been installed and landscaping is underway. Work at the Lake Belton High School site has progressed to include window installation in the auditorium and east educational neighborhood, along with exterior brick, and the mechanical and plumbing work is ongoing. Brick for the softball and baseball backstops has been completed, and perimeter fence posts and preparation for turf will begin soon.
Charter Oak Elementary will open in the fall of 2019. Lake Belton High School will open the next year, in August 2020, beginning with students in grades nine and 10. At the same time, Bhs9 will be repurposed as Belton Middle School.
The significance of the opening of these two new campuses and the Board’s ongoing efforts to plan and prepare for student growth was further underscored by Templeton Demographics’ annual spring demographic update. Templeton’s analysis indicated that Belton ISD will enroll more than 12,600 students by 2020 as the district continues to add approximately 400 students each year. The year following Charter Oak’s opening, Belton ISD could grow enrollment to nearly 6,000 elementary students; and currently, Lake Belton High School is projected to open with nearly 900 ninth and 10th grade students.
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