Denver City school district gets a major facelift

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Denver City School district is in the final stages of construction as a part of a $40 million bond measure that was passed by voters.

The school board came up with the idea in 2006 and once it was approved by the voters construction began immediately.

As well as new buildings going up, old school facilities that weren't being used will be demolished to save the school money on energy costs.

New buildings going up include a fieldhouse, track and field, industrial ag facility and band hall for the junior high.

"School is an integral par;, it helps the city and everything else. As long as you have your school, you've got a lot," said school superintendent Dag Azam.

A second round of bond measures is being proposed to rejuvenate the high school building.

Construction on everything is expected to be completed in 2014.

Copyright 2012 KCBD. All rights reserved.