By Sahar Chmais
Walnut Springs Elementary and Cypress Springs Elementary schools in Dripping Springs are slated to open at the beginning of the 2021-2022 school year.
In 2018, a $132 million bond package passed to make improvements on existing campuses and build a new school. The Walnut Springs campus was moved adjacent to Dripping Springs Middle School, a project that cost $34.7 million. A new campus, Cypress Springs Elementary, was built at the intersection of Darden Hill Road and Sawyer Ranch, which cost $37.5 million.
Administrators will be moving into the old Walnut Springs campus.
Students will go to their designated campuses on the first day of school, and the ribbon cuttings for the campuses will follow. On Sept. 2, Walnut Springs will have its ribbon cutting and Cypress Springs’ ribbon cutting will take place on Sept. 9. More details will come, said Dale Whitaker, Dripping Springs ISD executive director of communications.
Dripping Springs ISD’s student body continues to welcome in more students as the city receives newcomers. Projections show that in the 2021-2022 school year, there will be over 8,000 students registered in the district, according to the Dripping Springs Board of Trustees. Last year, the district had about 7,200 students.