(Splendora, Texas) The Splendora Independent School District (SISD) has selected Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc. (LAN) to be the Program Manager for the completion of the voter-approved 2022 $201 million bond. LAN will provide program management services, overseeing $86 million for the construction of two new replacement elementary schools on greenfield sites.
The replacement of Peach Creek Elementary School and Greenleaf Elementary School will each encompass approximately 130,000 square feet, providing ample space for classrooms, administrative offices, specialized facilities, and recreational areas. Each school will serve grades PK-5 and have a capacity for 1,000 students to support the growing school district.
SISD Superintendent Jeff Burke, Ed.D. said, “As Splendora ISD moves forward into the needs of a fast-growth district, we look forward to working with LAN on two new Elementary replacement campuses. These campuses will provide exceptional learning environments to students currently attending class in our oldest facilities. We have appreciated our partnership with LAN thus far and have been impressed with the firm’s attention to detail and proactive communication. We look forward to a successful future working together to secure the educational future of the students of Splendora ISD.”
The bond initiative is part of the District’s master plan to meet the needs of the students and community. SISD serves more than 4,000 students in Pre-K through high school. Both elementary schools are currently expected to be completed by August 2025.
JP Grom, AIA, LEED AP, PMP, CCM, LAN Vice President and Director of LAN’s Program Management team said, “We are looking forward to helping Splendora ISD realize the transformation of its facilities and ensure our projects are completed in a timely manner. The new elementary schools will provide an improved learning experience for students in the Splendora community.”
LAN is a full-service consulting firm offering planning, engineering and program management services for the nation’s heavy civil infrastructure needs. With nearly 350 employees across the United States, LAN is a national leader in the engineering industry and is consistently ranked among the “Top 100 A/E Firms” according to Engineering News-Record. LAN is a LEO A DALY company, an international architecture and engineering firm.
About Splendora ISD
Splendora ISD, east of Montgomery County, encompasses approximately 80 square miles and serves nearly 5,000 students. The school district is expected to grow to more than 14,000 students in the next six to seven years. Splendora ISD has embraced the Capturing Kids’ Hearts process and was named a Capturing Kids’ Hearts National Showcase District for the 3rd straight year in May 2023. This is due to the commitment of every member of our staff living the CKH process to build better relationships, schools, and communities.