TEXARKANA — Three schools began, continued or finished construction in and around the Texarkana hub in 2020.
Construction of Texarkana Middle School north of Interstate 30 is in full swing. Texarkana School District Superintendent Becky Kesler said it should be complete by Jan. 25 and that students should be moving in as of February. A ribbon-cutting is planned for March.
“It has really come along; it looks wonderful,” Kesler said at a School Board meeting in December. “That has been a highlight of this year for us, working on that middle school.”
The $26 million project does not increase taxes. Instead, bonds were restructured and $6 million in partnership money will be used for the new building. The district plans to furnish the new school using magnet school funds.
It will be the first new school the Arkansas district has constructed in 37 years.
It has grade-specific wings…