Career Center expansion proposed to KISD school board

The Killeen ISD Career Center could be seeing an expansion in the future.

The school board heard a proposal Tuesday night for possibly adding new classrooms, labs for STEM, robotics and Vet Tech to the campus.

Enrollment for the school has went from 647 to 1,704 since its opening in 2012. KISD said due to the success and popularity of the program, the school is out of space and has been using 10 portable classrooms, two portable, animal labs and a portable cafeteria to meet the demand.

Killeen ISD Superintendent Dr. John Craft said The Career Center is an incredible program that is helping set students on the path to very rewarding and successful jobs after school, and the students and their parents love the school.

“But we’ve far outgrown the original school and this proposal calls for expanding the facility to meet the growing demand,” Craft said.

The school currently has 24 permanent classrooms and 25 specialized classrooms, including labs for construction, automotive tech, auto collision repair, welding, floral design, dental assistant career training, cosmetology, information technology, computers and science programs. There are also labs for graphic design, TV and radio, photography, medical careers, phlebotomy, and greenhouse and barn facilities.

The board could vote on the proposal at a future meeting, the district stated.

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