Keller ISD board greenlights 10-year facilities plan

Keller ISD Superintendent Rick Westfall speaks at a facilities plan meeting.

Keller ISD Superintendent Rick Westfall speaks at a facilities plan meeting.

The board of trustees voted May 13 to approve a long-range facilities plan. The 10-year effort will replace and improve some of the district’s existing buildings.

The plan also includes technology, safety and security upgrades across all KISD campuses as well as improvements and renovations at schools, athletic complexes and fine arts spaces.

More than 260 KISD administrators, teachers and faculty members as well as parents and community members helped form the facilities plan.

In conjunction with the long-range facilities plan, the board also approved forming a citizens bond advisory committee to propose funding sources to pay for the projects.
By Korri Kezar
Korri Kezar graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2011 with a degree in journalism. She worked for Community Impact Newspaper's Round Rock-Pflugerville-Hutto edition for two years before moving to Dallas. Five years later, she returned to the company to launch Community Impact Newspaper's Keller-Roanoke-Northeast Fort Worth edition, where she covers local government, development, transportation and a variety of other topics. She has also worked at the San Antonio Express-News, Austin-American Statesman and Dallas Business Journal.


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