FACILITIES USE AND MANAGEMENT
This chapter reviews Rosebud-Lott Independent School District (RLISD) facilities use and management in the following sections:
Adequate planning of facilities creates an environment that supports educational programs. Maintenance programs coordinate preventive maintenance and repairs to ensure that facilities provide an atmosphere conducive to learning. Custodial operations provide for the general cleanliness and upkeep of facilities on a daily basis. An energy management program provides for the effective and efficient use of utilities by developing energy conservation practices and monitoring energy costs and usage.
Rosebud and Lott high schools were in separate independent school districts through 1970. Deteriorating buildings caused voters in Rosebud and Lott to consolidate their school districts. In the fall of 1970 all high school students attended classes in the Rosebud High School building in Rosebud and the junior high school students attended classes in the Lott High School building. Rosebud-Lott High School graduated its first class in 1971.
RLISD serves 19 communities: Wilson, Burlington, Cedar Springs, Barclay, Airville, Durango, Pleasant Grove, Rosebud, Lott, Tomlinson Hill, Baileyville, Wilderville, Powers Chapel, Briary, Clarkson, Sneed Kasner, Terry's Chapel, New Salem and Zipperlandville.
The district obtained property in Travis (an unincorporated area in Falls County located five miles south of Lott and five miles north of Rosebud on State Highway 77) to build a new facility that became RLISD's high school. The Travis property belonged to Travis High School, which closed in the 1960's. Students continued to attend classes in the high school buildings in Rosebud and Lott while the district built the new school.
The new school facility in Travis opened in the spring of 1972. The building housed the administrative offices, classrooms, a library, cafeteria, theater, science labs, vocational homemaking department and athletic dressing rooms. The facility also has a band hall, gymnasium and vocational agriculture facilities.
The district demolished the old high school building in Rosebud. RLISD then converted the high school building in Lott to host classes for students from kindergarten to grade 6. Rosebud Elementary School became Rosebud Primary School (for students from pre-kindergarten to grade 3) and Rosebud Junior High School became Rosebud Intermediate School (grades 4-6). The homemaking department in Rosebud (a separate building) became the superintendent's residence.
RLISD continued improving its facilities after 1972. The district also constructed an additional classroom building at Lott Elementary. The district added a field house, gymnasium, alternative education program facilities, baseball field, tennis courts, rodeo facilities, bus barn and feedlot at the high school in Travis. RLISD built a cafeteria at the intermediate school in Rosebud. In the early 1970s, the district also completed extensive classroom renovations to facilities in Rosebud and Lott.
RLISD has completed two major renovation projects within the last 15 years. In 1989 the district added a junior high school wing and a girl's softball field to its high school.
The district's Parent Education Program (PEP) Center provides childcare for students who are parents. The daycare is located in what was originally half of the old cafeteria at Rosebud High School. RLISD divided the Rosebud High School cafeteria in 1972. The district moved half of the cafeteria building to Travis Community Center. From June 1994 through November 2002, RLISD leased the PEP building from Travis Community Center for $125 per month. In December 2002 Travis Community Center sold the PEP building to RLISD in exchange for a $1 donation.
The school district also owns 14 other properties.