It’s good to be a construction worker in Williamson County, especially if you’re skilled at building schools.
Williamson County Schools has put together a five-year building plan that calls for the construction of 10 new school facilities over the next half-decade, with all of them being elementary and middle schools. The plan also calls for upgrades at Independence, Page and Summit high schools.
WCS officials say the district currently has 31,000 students and anticipates more than 57,000 students by the 2026-27 school year. Entering the 2018-19 year, a total of 16 WCS schools were operating at more than 100 percent capacity for student population.
“Over the last two years, we had 3.63 percent and 3 percent growth in our overall student population, and we are projecting 3.25 percent growth for the 2018-19 school year,” says Jason Golden, Williamson County Schools deputy superintendent and general counsel.