Killeen: Board members to review designs for new schools

(Killeen ISD)

KILLEEN, Texas Killeen ISD school board members will get their first look at designs for new and renovated schools Tuesday night as part of the $426 million bond approved by voters.

During the workshop, members will be able to provide feedback and recommendations on the proposals.

Residents near the high school location on Chaparral Road say their biggest concern is the traffic.

"My only concern really is traffic. Coming out, we live in the country and that's always been nice for the last 15 years of my life,” Taylor Lucus said. “So the traffic is a huge change.”

While traffic was a talking point for residents, they also welcomed the new school.

"I'm just worried about the two curves that they have on the road. I'm worried about that. As far as the school goes, I believe it is going to help the city of Killeen,” David Cabana said.

Along with the new high school, officials will review renovation plans for Killeen High School and a new school which will consolidate East and West Ward Elementary Schools.

School board members will not hold a formal vote on Tuesday. A vote is expected at a meeting next month.