Pictured from left to right: Dr. Emily Miller, Assistant Superintendent of Operations; Dana Schwartz, DLR Group; Dr. Don Andrews, Assistant Superintendent of Secondary, Dr. David Buck, Superintendent LSR7; Stephen Hill, Citizens Advisory Committee co-chair and Building our Future member; Bill Brown, Business Roundtable Chair; Jon Plaas, Comprehensive Facilities Master Planning Committee representative

November 14, 2020

The Lee’s Summit R-7 School District hosted a groundbreaking ceremony on Nov. 12 to celebrate the commencement of Bond 2020 work at the district’s new, fourth middle school.

Following 82.2% of voters approving the district’s $224 million no tax rate increase bond issue on June 2, 2020, multiple projects to benefit the LSR7 school community are well underway.

In collaboration with partners DLR Group and McCownGordon Construction, the fourth middle school is scheduled to open for the 2022-2023 school year. Located on 48-acres, SE Bailey Road and Country Lane, the 100,000 square-foot school is designed to provide a flexible and collaborative learning environment. Sliding doors and movable walls will future-proof the building to allow easy program changes.

The groundbreaking ceremony followed social distancing and mask guidelines, and was by invitation only. The district expressed their gratitude for the teams, partners and community members who helped and are helping to bring these plans to fruition. Visit LSR7.org/bond for more information on the fourth middle school and other projects in the 2020 no tax rate increase bond issue.