DENISON, Tex. -- The Denison Planning and Zoning Commission approved plans for the site of a possible new high school at a meeting Tuesday.
City approval for the school's use of Highways 75 and 91 may be final, but Denison Independent School District Superintendent Dr. Henry Scott says the district is purchasing land now to prepare for the future, saying it will be years before any ground is broken.
Currently, about 1,300 kids fill the school nearly to capacity. Scott says, like much of Texoma, Denison is getting new residents from the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, and once another 50 to 75 students attend the school, they will be out of room, creating the need for a new facility.
Scott says he expects the new location to be great, especially now that there are plans to build an overpass over the train tracks.
"The negative of the 91/75 property was the railroad track. Now that issue has been settled, it makes it much more attractive," Scott says.
Scott says once construction on a new school becomes necessary, a task force will be put together to talk about what the new school should be like and what to do with the existing building.