We're building a bright future for students and staff thanks to the support of LSR7 voters.
A new fourth middle school. Major renovations and additions at Lee's Summit High School. A second early education center.
These are just a few of the exciting bond projects that 82.2% of Lee’s Summit R-7 School District voters approved in a $224 million no tax rate increase bond issue on June 2, 2020. Our bond package was shaped through a collaborative process that included multiple stakeholders from our school community.
Visit our bond sites below to learn more about our efforts to provide safe, modern and future-ready learning environments for our students.
About Our Bond Issue
Our 2020 bond projects were prioritized by the Board of Education following an 18-month Comprehensive Facility Master Plan process that aimed to ensure equitable access to future-ready learning environments.
Lee's Summit High School
Flexible classrooms. A new exterior facade facing U.S. Highway 50. A centralized library and new causeway. A brand new “greenway” with outdoor learning spaces. 60,000 square feet of new construction, including a wide two-story “heart” or “spine” connecting Buildings A, B and C. Interior renovations for instructional and public spaces. Extensive renovations and additions will transform Lee's Summit's original high school by 2023. Follow construction updates at LSHS.
Total Budget: $80 million
Location: 400 SE Blue Pkwy
Construction Manager: JE Dunn Construction
Architect: Gould Evans
Great Beginnings Early Education Center at Paradise Park
Paradise Park will serve as the location for the district's second location of the Great Beginnings Early Education Center, a much-needed facility in the district. While Paradise Park's facility will be home to early education, the 15-acre park presents significant opportunities for secondary students. The district will offer half-day programs for environmental science, hospitality and business management at the Paradise Park location.
Total Budget: $9 million
Location: 1021 NE Colbern Road
Architect: Hollis + Miller
East Trails Middle School - COMPLETE
Built on land purchased by the district for this purpose in 2012, the 180,000 square foot East Trails Middle School incorporates future-ready design and can provide learning for up to 1,200 students. The new fourth middle school opened on time in August 2022 to support our districtwide transition to a Grades 6-8 middle school model. All three middle schools also received an additional $25 million in renovations as part of the transition.
Total ETMS Budget: $72 Million
Location: 1001 SE Bailey Road, Lee's Summit, MO 64081
Construction Manager: McCownGordon Construction
Architect: DLR Group
Mason Elementary - COMPLETE
Our Mason Elementary project is complete, on time an on budget. Through our community's support, our second oldest elementary building now has a new entryway, media center, and administrative suite, renovated, future-ready classrooms throughout the building and an expanded parking lot. These upgrades incorporate flexible and collaborative learning spaces for all students and add more than 20,000 square footage to the school. Watch our project completion video.
Total Budget: $16 million
Location: 27600 NE Colbern Road
Construction Manager: JE Dunn Construction
Architect: Hollis + Miller Architects
Safety & Security - COMPLETE
Our bond issue provides safety and security updates and upgrades for every LSR7 building. These upgrades included additional surveillance cameras throughout the district, as well as an updated access control system and a new hard keying system to enhance security in our buildings. The bond issue also provided for uniform fencing at some school playground sites.
Total Budget: $3 million
Activities & Athletics - COMPLETE
High school athletic and activities improvements at each of LSR7’s three high schools improved safety, expanded capacity and upgraded aging infrastructure at outdoor stadiums and event spaces. The project included stadium improvements, turf replacement and track resurfacing at all three high schools, as well as a Lee’s Summit High School baseball/softball complex located at the new fourth middle school site.
Total Budget: $19 million
Track/Turf Contractor: ATG-RAM Industries
Track/Turf Architect: Gould Evans Associates