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7/22/03

A Fast Growing Frenship

Frenship School board members say the schools are overflowing with students, and that they're simply running out of classroom space. On Tuesday Frenship board members set a date for voters to pass the multi-million dollar bond. And there's more you need to know before the September 27th date.

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Frenship school district is putting in nine portable classrooms at Crestview, Casey, North Ridge Elementary schools and at Bennett Intermediate for the up coming school year.

It's gotten to the point where Frenship can only hold so many more students. So, why is Frenship needing to expand? Well, it's because not only is Lubbock growing more and more into the Frenship district, but Wolforth is expected to double in size over ten years.

For example, land has already been bought adjacent to the Frenship High School 1,600 new homes are expected to go up there this fall. As of now, new development is popping up at west 82nd St. Builders are adding more homes to a residential area just north of Wolforth, in the Llano Estates. "There's no slowing down right now. We need the room right now. Plus, this will give us some room to grow," said Frenship Board President, Mike Wright.

Board members were told to expect up to 9,000 students enrolled in it's school system in ten years. With that in mind, board members have been thinking long term. A brand new elementary school, a brand new middle school and expansions to existing schools will provide the space needed for this fast growing school district.

Although, it comes at a hefty price. Four-point-eight million dollars that the district is hoping to get through bond money. But in the end, tax payers in that school district will have to vote if they want the school to get bond issuances. And understand, those taxpayers will eventually have to pay up.

"We moved out here to Frenship because the schools are good. We wanted to get away from higher taxes they were raising in Lubbock. We moved out here and things are rising here too. It's seems to be following us around," said Wolforth resident, Chris Rohrer.

Even though some other residents don't want to pay the higher taxes, they will. They say they'd rather pay the money than see their kids attend overcrowded schools.

Residents who live in the Frenship School District could pay .04 to .08 cents more on their property taxes. That could mean a $40 to $80 increase per year, depending on their home's valuation. The bond election date has been set for September 27th.

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