Odom Elementary School


As part of the 2022 Bond, Odom Elementary School has begun construction on upgrades to its open-concept floor plan, adding full walls and doors between learning areas, improving overall safety and the student experience. Additionally, the campus is receiving improved spaces to support a school mental health center and a community pantry. These renovations will be some of the first bond projects to be completed as part of the 2022 Bond, expected to open to students in January 2025. 

A Campus Architectural Team, composed of campus staff, parents and community members, has worked with the district and project team to determine design details to best meet the needs of Odom’s students, staff and community.

Follow the link to view the campus FAQ in Spanish

Anticipated Project Timeline

*This schedule is subject to change and will be updated quarterly.

Community Meeting Update

Odom Elementary School's construction kick-off ceremony and community meeting was held on Tuesday, December 12, 2023.

  • The community was updated on the work being done by the Campus Architectural Team (CAT).
  • This event included remarks from Principal Sondra McWilliams and Superintendent Matias Segura and a presentation from the project team about the design of the new spaces.
  • Students created a garland, which included messages about what they love about their school. The garland was then used to close off the construction area as a special welcome to the new campus design.

Some images of the school’s design that were shared during the meeting are pictured below. More detailed renderings can be located within the meeting presentation.

rendering of front office space
rendering of proposed school floorplan
rendering of collaborative learning space


Meeting Item  English  Spanish
Recording  Meeting Recording 12/12/23 (ENG)  Meeting Recording 12/12/23 (ESP)
Presentation Materials 12/12/23 (ENG) Materials 12/12/23 (ESP)
Agenda Agenda 12/12/23 (ENG) Agenda 12/12/23 (ESP)


Notes 12/12/23 (ENG)

Notes 12/12/23 (ESP)

For meeting materials from earlier community meetings, please visit the document archive. To view the recorded presentations from previous meetings, see links below:

Sondra McWilliams, Principal 

Aimee Finney, Community Member 

Corina Garcia, Staff

Veronica Gonzalez-Rivera, Parent

Juanita Johnson, Parent 

Kailey Kendrick, Teacher

Melissa Lopez, Parent 

Betsey Marischen, Teacher

Lisa Richardson, Parent 

Shannon Saul, Staff 

Historically Underutilized Business Program (HUB)

Austin ISD's Historically Underutilized Business Program is committed to advancing equity in contracting, ensuring HUB firms can compete fairly and participate in construction-related, bond-funded projects. The HUB Program is a core business strategy for the district, formally adopted by the trustees in August 2016. A HUB is a business that is 51% owned, managed and controlled by a minority or woman — groups that are historically underrepresented in architecture, construction and other professional services. Austin ISD supports one of the most comprehensive public school HUB programs in the nation, providing tools for minority- and women-owned businesses to do business with the district.