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2014 Bond Program

La Porte ISD voters on May 10, 2014 approved a $260 million bond to provide our children with updated facilities across the district. The projects include:

  • a new Lomax Elementary School and James H. Baker Sixth Grade Campus;
  • major additions/reconstruction at La Porte High School;
  • significant renovations at College Park and La Porte elementary schools, and Lomax and La Porte junior high schools; 
  • $57 million in technology, maintenance and transportation additions/improvements; and
  • many other district-wide improvements.

This section has been designed to keep you informed about this massive project.  We continuously compile information and add it to these pages, so please visit often.  Meanwhile, should you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact the La Porte ISD Communications Dept. at (281) 604-7001.

The Projects - At a Glance

Bond Financial Information

Progress Toward Completion

Bond Progress

March 28, 2017
View the La Porte High School Construction Update.
View the La Porte High School Major Re-Build presentation

January 24, 2017
View the planetarium plans approved by the Board of Trustees.

December 13, 2016
View the La Porte High School Construction Update.

July 1, 2016
The Rhetoric of Architecture - An overview of La Porte ISD's 2014 Bond, presented at the Summer Leadership Conference of the Texas Association of School Boards

March 29, 2016
View the Construction Update.
View the Mobile Modular classroom plan for La Porte High School (to be used for some classes during construction that takes place in 2016-17 school year)

February 9, 2016
View the La Porte High School Construction Update.
View the Construction Update for other La Porte ISD projects.

November 17, 2015
View the Construction Update.

August 11, 2015
View the Construction Update.

July 2, 2015 
View the Construction Update.

June 9, 2015 
View the Construction Update (Baker Updated Site Plan).

March 30, 2015
The Citizens Bond Advisory Committee saw the following presentations at its March 30, 2015 meeting:

March 22, 2015
View the Conceptual Site Plan Update (Baker Main Entry Rendering).

March 2, 2015
La Porte ISD uses a Construction Manager at Risk delivery method for its 2014 Bond Program projects. Information on understanding CMAR in Texas is available at the following links:

February 13, 2015
View the Conceptual Site Plan Update (Lomax Elementary Main Entry Rendering).

December 16, 2014
The Citizens Bond Advisory Committee saw the following presentations at its December 16, 2014 meeting:

September 23, 2014
La Porte ISD's Citizens Bond Advisory Committee learned about plans for construction at three campuses during the Sept. 23 meeting at the LPISD Administration Building.

Dennis Slate was elected to serve as chairperson of the committee, with Ed Matuszak chosen as co-chair. Representatives from the architectural firms working on the designs for the new construction of Lomax Elementary School and Baker Sixth Grade Campus and the major rebuild of La Porte High School were on hand to update the group.

Representatives from PBK Architects led the presentation on the LPHS major rebuild, which includes a new career and technology education building, classroom building, multi-purpose center and natatorium as well as numerous other renovations. Representatives from Bay-IBI Group presented design plans for Lomax Elementary School and Baker Sixth Grade Campus, which will be constructed on the current campuses.

The Board of Trustees is expected to approved the guaranteed maximum price (GMP) for Lomax Elementary at its October meeting, followed by the GMP for Baker at the November meeting. The GMP for the La Porte High School rebuild will be presented to the Board in the spring of 2015.

August 12, 2014
At the Aug. 12, 2014, meeting of the Board of Trustees, updated conceptual site plans for Lomax Elementary and Baker Sixth Grade Campus were presented by the architects.

View the Lomax Elementary Concept Plan.
View the Baker Sixth Concept Plan. 

July 23, 2014
The La Porte ISD Citizens Bond Advisory Committee recently met to receive an update and provide input on the district’s plans for moving forward with the $260 million bond issue approved by LPISD voters in May 2014. The June 18 meeting of the committee--which includes parents, grandparents, business and industry representatives and other interested citizens--took place at the LPISD Administration Building.

View the Bond Update (as of July 23).
View the Baker & Lomax Elementary Conceptual Site Plans.
View the La Porte High School Conceptual Site Plan.

The Lomax Elementary School, Baker Sixth Grade Campus and La Porte High School conceptual site plans that were presented at the July 22, 2014, Board meeting are also posted below. The Lomax and Baker site plans are nearing completion. The La Porte High School site plan continues to be a work in progress and is shown as presented at the meeting.

Bulldog Centre construction - May 26, 2017

La Porte High School culinary arts - July 13, 2016

Lomax Elementary construction - May 6, 2016

La Porte High School Athletics Complex - March, 2016

La Porte Jr. High School construction - October 16, 2015

Jack Pemberton Planetarium dome construction - June 19, 2017

Bond History

At the February 25, 2014 meeting of the La Porte ISD Board of Trustees, the Board adopted an order calling for a May 10 bond election for $260 million in district-wide improvements. 

The Board approved the recommendation of the Citizens Bond Development Committee, a group of parents, business leaders and other citizens who met in early 2014 to help guide the structure of a possible bond issue to meet identified needs for the next decade. The work of this committee followed several months of discussion and assessment by district and campus administrators and staff in the summer and fall of 2013 to compile a list of facility needs.

The unanimous recommendation of the committee members present at the Feb. 25 meeting was a single $260 million proposition impacting all district campuses. Proposed projects include construction, renovations, repairs and equipment to address both educational and safety/security needs. Of this, $57 million is earmarked for the purchase of technology and school buses as well as ongoing capital project costs.

Among the major projects are replacement buildings at two campuses. Lomax Elementary, which was built in the mid-1970s, has experienced ongoing foundation issues. Baker Sixth Grade Campus, which was built in the 1960s for the purpose of serving as a combined elementary and junior high school, was recommended for replacement due to significant repair and renovation needs.

2005 Bond Referendum Report Preliminary Bond Program Information 02/13/14  Preliminary Bond Program Analysis 2/25/14 2014 Bond Flyer Emisión del Bono de Fianza 2014 FAQs & Voting Information Sample Ballot Voter Guide Superintendent's Thank You Letter 

Citizen Advisory Committee Meetings

Following are links to agendas and approved minutes of Citizens Advisory Committee Meetings dating from February 3 to June 18, 2014.

February 3, 2014 February 8, 2014 February 11, 2014 February 13, 2014 February 18, 2014 February 25, 2014 June 18, 2014