2020 No Tax Rate Increase Bond Projects

East Trails Middle School (Middle School #4)

A new, 180,000 square foot middle school at 1001 SE Bailey Road is a key component of LSR7 Board-approved plans to move sixth grade to middle school starting in the 2022-23 school year. Built on land purchased by the district for this purpose in 2012, the middle school will incorporate future-ready design and provide learning for 1,200 students.

Total Budget: $72 Million

Location: 1001 SE Bailey Road, Lee's Summit, MO 64081

Construction Start Date: September 2020

Construction Completion Date: July 2022

Updates: Milestones include exterior sheeting and interior top out of walls in Area A. Interior and exterior framing has started in Area B. The block wall between Areas C & D is complete. The synthetic turf baseball and softball fields have started, and the retaining wall at the football field is halfway complete.

Construction Manager: McCownGordon Construction

Architect: DLR Group

Board of Education Timeline:

June 2021: The Board of Education approved a Naming Committee recommendation for the fourth middle school: East Trails Middle School.

After reviewing public submissions and crafting possible options for the Board, a committee of parents, students and staff recommended the following possibilities to elected officials:

East Trails Middle School Bison (Colors: Green + black + silver)
East View Middle School Rattlers (Colors: Purple + silver)
Sunrise Acres Middle School Dragons (Color: Purple + orange + white)

Jan. 2021: Brett Taylor from McCownGordon Construction provides an update on Middle School No. 4.

Nov. 2020: The BOE approves the third of three guaranteed maximum price amendments; the project is projected to be approximately $5.5 million under budget.

Oct. 29, 2020: The Board of Education approves a development agreement with the City of Lee's Summit for Middle School No. 4.

Oct. 2020: DLR Group and McCownGordon Construction provide a project update to the BOE.

Sept. 2020: The LSR7 BOE approved the second of three guaranteed maximum price amendments, which defines the maximum cost for a particular project according to state statute and Board policy. The total construction budget for the middle school project is $66,540,852. More here.

Aug. 2020: The Board of Education approves the preliminary development plan for Middle School No. 4, and a guaranteed maximum price amendment for earthwork.

Conceptual Designs:


VIDEO: Middle School No. 4 Update, March 8, 2021


Drone photo of building, parking lot and surrounding land
Aerial photo

VIDEO: Middle School No. 4 Groundbreaking Ceremony, Nov. 12, 2020

District leaders and representatives from the Citizens' Advisory Committee, Business Roundtable and Comprehensive Facilities Master Plan committee participate in a shovel ceremony at the Nov. 12, 2020 groundbreaking ceremony for Middle School No. 4.


The Board of Education poses for a photo at the Middle School No. 4 groundbreaking ceremony on Nov. 12, 2020.