Killeen: School board approves new school designs

New design for Pershing Park and Clifton Park elementary schools (Courtesy: Killeen ISD)
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KILLEEN, Texas (KWTX) The Killeen School Board approved the design for two new elementary schools Tuesday night.

The board approved the design of the new $42 million Pershing Park Elementary School which will also consolidate Sugar Loaf Elementary.

The new $40 million Clifton Park Elementary School will be located at the existing Nolan Middle School campus.

The middle school will decommissioned in 2020 with the opening of "Middle School #14."

The new Clifton Park Elementary design will provide more space for 1,050 students which will allow for the consolidation of the entire Clifton Park and Bellaire Elementary School student populations.

The project will be funded through the bond program and the Strategic Facilities Plan.

The board postponed a vote on the design of the new and renovated Killeen High School to January 8.

Superintendent John Craft recommended the postponement because only four of seven board members were present at Tuesday's discussion.

The board also approved new courses for students, including a class in Criminal Investigation at the KISD Career Center, Fashion Marketing, and Entrepreneurship.