Killeen school board to discuss new schools

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Killeen residents will have a chance to hear about what’s next within the Independent School District.

With enrollment continuing to surge, district leaders will meet at 6:00 p.m. on October 10 to discuss a potential timeline for the building and expansions of schools.

The KISD Board of Trustees will also discuss the need for new school facilities, and to consider other items of business on the agenda. The Board is not scheduled to vote on the facilities issue.

The potential facilities timeline to be discussed includes the possibility of opening a new elementary school in August 2019, a new middle school and expanded Career Center in August 2020, and a new elementary school and high school in August 2022.

The district has also asked the Texas Education Agency for a handful of “class-size waivers”, which would expand a small number of elementary school classrooms to more than the 22-student limit set by the state. The Board will be asked to approve these requests for eight of their classes.

Student enrollment within Killeen ISD pushed past 44,300 this fall, and is expected to continue growing by at least one percent each year.

For more information, you can contact Terry Abbott at 254-336-6810 or 281-733-9100.

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