Performing Arts Center taking shape; Turf project has begun

Construction of the Performing Arts Center is well underway and on target to open later this year. The facility will seat 820 people and provide LISD students a first-rate performance facility to showcase their talent. The center will feature state-of-the-art lighting and sounds systems and a projection system with two screens flanking the stage (192”x 108” each). It will certainly provide a first class experience for the Lockhart community.

Also in progress is the project to remove the grass from Lions Stadium to make way for the laying of turf this summer. This project was approved by the Board of Trustees earlier this spring to provide Lockhart students the best opportunities to practice on a reliable, durable surface to prepare for competition in athletic and fine arts programs.

Additionally, the district is proposing the construction of a new parking lot at the high school that will double as a multi-purpose practice space, fully marked as a practice field for students to use for band and other student activities.  

The turf and multi-purpose practice space projects will be complete in time for the beginning of the 2017-2018 school year.

“The district is very proud of the investment the community has made in providing our students the facilities they deserve,” said Superintendent Susan Bohn. “Our children are talented, and it will be exciting to watch them perform, compete, and gain experiences that will prepare them for success beyond our walls.”