I am not sure but at one time they were talking about moving Barton to that location. Right now just used for some storage.
I heard they would move a junior high school there as well. Why not just get rid of whatever Rogers is called this week as well as Barton and combine the two? After all, all those kids end up at the high school anyway.
Funny thing that the reason officials campaigned for a new billion $ school was because the old one was "unuseable, falling apart, outdated and unsafe" yet, they will UNDOUBTEDLY be using it as a school in the next few years. The officials in this town are morons. Building one multi-million dollar thing after another and it attracts absolutely no one to this town. What would attract people to this town is the prospect of work. Not new buildings and the Murphy Promise. The Murphy Promise didn't even work the way they expected it to. It didn't bring an influx of people and it wastes more money than it uses on the worthless college freshman dropouts, which is about 40% of the graduates. I can't believe they thought the Promise would bring people to such a poor-ass town. Why bring your kids here if you can't find a decent job here to provide for your family? And housing that is too expensive? Nothing to do with your kids but take them to the movies time and time again? And a lack of other amenities (such as decent food) that irritates any one in this town who has ever been somewhere that offers all the things this place doesn't. The only things to do here are go to those stupid shows and expos that nobody under the age of 50 is interested in.
The 1% in this town like it here. They control everything, they create functions for themselves to go to, they schmooze at the country club and enjoy being big fish in a little pond. The rest of us suffer all the problems they create so they can keep this town the way it is. Poor, shitty, and under the control of very few wealthy families. More growth in this town would mean more wealth, and those that are already wealthy hate the idea of more big money coming in and having the power to change things.
This is the truth about this town. If you want a life where the middle class, even some that are very well off, can thrive and enjoy life in an environment that others just like them have created, then move out of a tiny, elite controlled town like this one into a place with a bigger population. They have their 1%-ers too, but there are so many of them that putting power in the hands of four or five select families is impossible. In areas with a stronger, growing middle class, we have more of a say so.