WICHITA FALLS, TX - Progress is coming along at the new Career Education Center for the Wichita Falls ISD with just a few finishing touches left. This project is part of the $59.5 million bond voters passed in 2015.
Representatives of the school district are ready for it to open its doors to students. The community has watched the CEC be built from the ground up.
There were a few delays due to rain, but the district said for the most part they stayed on schedule for an August completion.
Wednesday, officials from the city were on site making sure everything is working correctly in this building. One important thing they tested was the fire alarms.
Contractors are still working to finish up the inside, and Ashley Thomas, Communications Officer with WFISD said that new furniture is already in storage, and will be moved into the building soon.
After that, teachers will be able to move into their classrooms.
"You know we've had little things here and there that have come up but overall it's been a really good process," said Thomas. "We're really excited to see it all come together and finally be able to showcase that to our community and our students. Our students are what it's all about."
There is going to be an open house for the public sometime in September after the school officially opens for classes. Thomas said this is the first high school facility that has been built in the district in over 50 years.
The open house for the CEC will be announced by the district at a later date. To stay updated on this story, be sure to download our Newschannel6 app.