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CCISD announces it will mull Carroll High School site

Posted: 4:17 PM, Feb 04, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-04 17:17:22-05

The Corpus Christi Independent School District has announced it will take a deeper course of study before building the proposed Mary Carroll High School site at Weber and Saratoga.

The district said in a release Monday they were open to choosing another site if it is warranted.

Here’s the statement:

“Over the course of 2018, Corpus Christi ISD was involved in discussions with officials throughout our community, including representatives from the City of Corpus Christi and the Naval Air Station-Corpus Christi. As the city’s largest employer, we are proud to provide employment and education to thousands of our residents and their families. We take our responsibilities seriously.

“Building a new school campus is an exciting and positive development for our community. To that end, we are redoubling our efforts to ensure that our community leaders have accurate information about this project.
If, in the course of reemphasizing existing information about the Weber and Saratoga property location, we determine it is in the best interest of our community to build at another site within the CCISD boundaries area, we will promptly share this information with the community and move efficiently so as not to cause undue delay in construction.

“To the Mary Carroll High School community: we want to assure you we are committed to building you a new school.

“Over the past week, district officials have met with the mayor’s office, Navy officials and the South Texas Military Facilities Task Force’s executive committee. We appreciate the opportunity to review the process up to this point and to discuss the Weber and Saratoga property’s proximity to one of the Navy’s training sites.

“We are parents, educators and neighbors. We always strive to act in the best interest of our students and staff as well as our beautiful city. We look forward to continuing the conversation with our community leaders and arriving at a result we can all celebrate in 2022.”

We’ll be back with more information about this story as it develops.