Lufkin Middle School artist’s rendition provided by Goodwin-Lasiter-Strong


This morning, the Board of Trustees approved the Guaranteed Maximum Price for the Lufkin Middle School bond project at a total of $51,915,647.12. The meeting held via Zoom included all Lufkin ISD board members, Stephen Berry from Berry & Clay Construction, Goodwin-Lasiter-Strong architects Courtney Kelly, Larry Lasiter and Mark Strong, and members of the Lufkin ISD Administration team. After the motion was approved and received a second the board members clapped and thanked the team for doing a great job.

Stephen Berry, commented, “We are in a good position with the numbers. Any savings we accrue will go back into the contingency.”

Superintendent Lynn Torres thanked the board and said, “Now we’re ready to go to work.”

The first phase will be the demolition of the field house and a large metal building in the back. Construction will begin on the large two-story classroom wing that will house 7th and 8th grade students. Construction on this phase is staged for July 2020 to completion in September of 2021.

This past two weekends an auction was held by Hicks Antiques & Estate Sales to clear out some of the items in the old building with a finish and clear out date of June 30.

Mrs. Torres said, “With the multipurpose facility taking shape and the sports complex cleared and under construction, all three bond projects are underway. Again, we thank the community for making these projects possible for our students. We know the final construction will be something we can all be very proud of.”