A ribbon cutting ceremony celebrates the opening of Pieper Ranch Middle School, located at 1106 Kinder Parkway,
San Antonio. The school's mascot is a viper. Pictured from left to right: Julie Whitaker with the Comal Education Foundation, Pieper Ranch PTSA
President Michelle Moriarty, Board Treasurer Marty Bartlett, Board Secretary Jason York, Board President Cody Mueller, former Board of Trustee Amy Freund, Board of Trustee Michelle Ross, Pieper Ranch Principal Scott Hammond and Comal ISD Superintendent Andrew Kim (Courtesy Comal ISD)
This school year Comal ISD began operations at new campuses. The district held dedication ceremonies for Danvillle Middle School and Pieper Ranch Middle School in September.
The new schools were funded through a 2015 bond package. More campuses are expected in coming years as the district continues to prepare for growth.
In January, Steve Stanford, executive director of communications and governmental relations for CISD, told Community Impact Newspaper two new high schools that received funding from a 2017 $263.5 million bond package will open in 2020 and 2021. At that time, he also said the district is looking at a possible May 2019 bond initiative that would address elementary schools.
Rachel Nelson is editor of the New Braunfels edition of Community Impact Newspaper. She covers local business, new development, city and county government, health care, education and transportation. Rachel relocated to Central Texas from Amarillo in 2009 and is a graduate of Texas State University's School of Journalism and Mass Communication.