RLES School Opening Officially Set for August, 2019
The RLISD Board of Trustees met for their Regular monthly Board meeting on Monday night January 28, 2019. During the meeting, they listened to input from a variety of sources on the current status of RLES, STAAR testing preparation, teacher surveys, potential expenditures, and the waste water treatment plant (WWTP) for RLES. While the RLES facility is now 98% complete with the exception of the WWTP, the WWTP permit is in place, and the installation contractor is eager to begin installation, we cannot control the weather. When we poured the RLES slab a year ago, we hit no water all the way to 20 feet. The water table is now so high that we are hitting water at 18 inches. Depending upon how much rain we are still to receive and how quickly the water table recedes, we still hope to get the WWTP installed within the next month. However, with these facts in hand and other impending costs that saved by postponing the move-in date, the Board of Trustees has voted 6-0 to postpone the move-in date for RLES to the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year.
As the building is ready and we have a certificate of occupancy, we will have a grand opening ceremony that will be highly publicized in advance. We will even plan some activities in the facility during the remainder of this school year. We have all waited a long time for this moment and I believe that you are going to enjoy a wonderful, new facility that will be the center of community activities for decades to come. Thank you for your patience and excitement! As always, I promise to keep you in the loop as the future begins to unfold.
While we have had no major incidents at RLISD, nothing is more important to us than the safety of our kids and teachers while they are here at school. To improve security, the southern gate to the complex on CR 3005 will be closed at 8:15 everyday and will not reopen until school is dismissed at 3:30. The student parking has been moved to the concrete parking area between the main entrance and Highway 77. The entrance/exit for the building will be the main front entrance of the High School. All visitors to the building will be greeted by Mrs. Pineda or Mrs. Pitts and must present a Driver's License or photo ID to do a quick background check (Raptor) before being allowed access to the facility..