ABILENE, TX — The Wylie community continues to grow as well as the school district.
On Friday, there will be a grand opening at 7:00 p.m. for their new performing arts center at the high school.
"For the first time in the history of our district we've got a place where the performing arts can perform without acoustical nightmares,” said Joey Light, superintendent at Wylie Independent School District.
The state of the art facility can house about 1,000 spectators and it was all possible thanks to the 2015 bond.
"The bond was in 2015 for $15-million dollars which also included expansion of the high school classrooms and the cafeteria,” said Light.
Now that the 2015 project is checked off their list, Wylie shifts their focus to the 2017 bond project.
"Things are really going to pick up there soon,” said Light.
This project highlights a new elementary and junior high school.
“We are going to be having some road construction,” said Light. “There will be some closures at the corner of colony hill and maple, which will be very inconvenient for a while probably through the summer."
Phase 1 of the elementary school is schedule to open this coming school year. In the meantime, crews will continue to work on phase 2 and start on the junior high.
"We will be bringing some things to the school board in regard to other situations as far as plans for the building and releasing for bids for the construction,” said Light.