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'Topping out' ceremony planned for Lake Belton High School project

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Posted at 7:41 PM, Apr 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-25 20:41:17-04

BELTON, TX — Construction of Lake Belton High School is about halfway to completion.

Future students, parents and the community were invited to sign the final construction beam Thursday. It will then be ceremoniously hoisted into the framework of the front entrance of the building Friday at 11 a.m.

"Building a high school doesn't happen very often and it's just going to be something spectacular for our we want to celebrate it every opportunity that we can,” said Dr. Susan Kincannon, superintendent of Belton ISD.

A bond for nearly $150 million funded the construction of two new Belton ISD campuses and projects at two existing buildings. The school is expected to be completed in time for the 2020-2021 academic year.

"The building represents what we want to see. We want to see collaborative working, we want to see people working together. And this building is made for that,” said Jill Ross, principal.

Belton ISD's current high school enrollment is roughly 3,300. By the time the first class graduates from Lake Belton High School in 2023, the district expects to have about 4,200 high school students.