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Understanding The Bond: W.F.I.S.D. Holds Second Town Hall Meeting

The Wichita Falls Independent School District held its second of three scheduled town hall meetings Monday at Hirschi High School.

Newschannel 6 talked to residents and parents about the bond and what it means for students in the district.

“I’m not here for the rivalry. I’m here for curriculem. I’m interested in exposure for all the kids. I’m interested in all the kids being afforded the same opportunity,” said Melanie Euland, Wichita Falls resident.

Euland said she does not believe building a new facility on one side of town is a good idea. She feels that it  will only leave students attending Hirschi High School left out.

Kerry Ricks, parent of three kids in W.F.I.S.D. echoed the same sentiment.

“I don’t think the bond that they came up with is the best idea. I don’t think building a huge mega school over her for Rider and Old High to be combined will be great, because Hirschi us going to be left out,” said Ricks.

Ricks said it’s not just about the schools combing and one getting more than the other. She believes a smaller school would better fit her children.

“Classroom is not the issue. I think the whole school is the issue. Wider halls, taller ceilings, doesn’t matter,” said Ricks.

“If they’re going to build up a new program over there then every kid she be afforded the same opportunity regardless of what community you stay in,” said Euland.

The W.F.I.S.D will hold its final meeting Wedneday at Rider High School at 6 p.m.

Jimmie Johnson,
Newschannel 6 

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