LSR7 Builds Future
One year after 82.2% of voters approved LSR7’s $224 million no tax rate increase bond issue, the investments are taking shape.
The bond projects include renovations and new construction for Lee’s Summit High School and Mason Elementary, a new fourth middle school, renovations across the three existing middle schools, high school activity improvements, a second early education center and additional safety and security upgrades.
Check out progress on three of these projects. Visit LSR7.org/bond for more information.
Lee’s Summit High School
Scheduled to finish in 2023, the project includes renovations to instructional and public spaces and 60,000 square feet of new construction.
Among the plans are demolishing nearly 70-year-old classrooms, creating a new southern façade, adding a new, centralized media center, building an outdoor “greenway” with learning spaces, adding a new central corridor, installing energy-efficient mechanical and electrical systems and building new industrial technology labs.
Renovation progress included demolition for Phase 1 and setting metal frames and studs. New construction work included site clearing, mass excavation and underground plumbing.
Visit LSR7.org/bond-LSHS for more information.
East Trails Middle School (Middle School #4)
Scheduled to open for the 2022-23 school year when sixth grade transitions to middle school, the new 180,000 square-foot school at 1001 SE Bailey Road will serve 1,200 students. Its future-ready design encourages collaboration and learning flexibility.
Milestones include exterior sheeting in Area A, interior and exterior framing in Area B, and the block wall between Areas C & D. The synthetic turf on the baseball and softball fields started, and the retaining wall at the football field is almost complete.
Visit LSR7.org/bond-MS for more information.
Scheduled to finish this winter, the project adds more than 20,000 square footage to the building. Investments include a new entryway, media center, expanded parking lot, office suite, collaborative learning spaces and renovated, future-ready classrooms.
Progress included installing the roof, finishing interior framing, hanging drywall, starting site concrete and renovations to paint, ceilings and casework.