SHERMAN, Tex. (KXII) -- The public got its first look at the building plans for the new $157 million Sherman High School Monday night.
The 500,000-square-foot building will feature a pathway they call the "Pride Walk" to connect the campus, collaboration space for students outside of the classroom, more space for extracurriculars and an exterior courtyard that can be accessed from all areas of the school.
Since the $176 million school bond passed, there's been multiple meetings to come up with the design. The community chose the winning concept in January, now Monday night, the plans for the building were unveiled and approved by the school board.
As you drive by the school, you would see a tower to identify the main entry, the Pride Walk and glass features in places like the weight room and library that allow students to look into the central courtyard.
There will be three floors with bigger classrooms.
"The collaboration zones and science spaces, all those things are going to be modern to the point that our teachers can teach in the very best environments," SISD Board President Tim Millerick said.
"I'm looking forward to the lighting and to the overall design, just the feeling of pride and the sense of community and collaboration, so it's very exciting," Sherman teacher Anthony Hartman said.
They'll now go from the schematic design to design development.
The groundbreaking for the new high school is scheduled for this summer and it's set to open in 2020.
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