Luling ISD Celebrates Ribbon Cutting of New Shanklin Elementary School (Source: Civil + Structural Engineer)

Sep 10, 2021

By C+S Engineer Staff

On Sept. 08 at 6 p.m., Luling Independent School District (ISD) celebrated the ribbon cutting of its new Shanklin Elementary School.

The $23.6 million elementary school was constructed as part of Luling ISD’s 2019 Bond Program that was passed by voters in May 2019. Three years ago, Luling ISD evaluated the physical condition, safety/security, capacity, and educational adequacy of its facilities through a district-wide facility assessment. The findings showed that five of its buildings were in poor condition. In response, voters passed a $31.9 million bond program – one of the largest in Luling ISD’s history – to build a new elementary school and renovate the existing Gilbert Gerdes Junior High School.

“The new elementary school will meet Luling ISD’s needs for the next 50 years and provide students the infrastructure needed to succeed in the 21st century,” said JP Grom, AIA, vice president at Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc. (LAN), the firm that is serving as the program manager for the bond program. “In addition to providing a safe environment for students, the facility will also be used by the community for various purposes.”