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September 18, 2015
Granbury ISD held a ribbon cutting for a portion of the Granbury High School transformation project during a ceremony hosted by the Granbury Chamber of Commerce on September 18, 2015.
Speaking at the ribbon cutting were superintendent Dr. James Largent, school board president Mark Jackson, Mayor Nin Hulett, and chamber president Mike Scott. In attendance were school trustees, campus and district administrators, members of the Bond Steering Committee, Granbury ISD Education Foundation directors, chamber officials and ambassadors, representatives from Huckabee and the Buford-Thompson Company, and GHS student council members.
Portions of the high school project that are near complete after work over the last year include the Willie and Wanda Crossland Academic Wing as well as the cafeteria and coffee bar, learning commons (library), fine arts addition and reconfiguration, special education classrooms, locker room space in the field house and gyms, and renovated offices for counselors and assistant principals.
Long-time educator Wanda Crossland was also present for the official naming of the future ninth grade classrooms and office space that will bear her name and that of her late husband, Willie. The couple were the namesake of the current ninth grade facility, which was an intermediate campus before being repurposed for freshmen in 2006. Beginning with the 2016-17 school year, ninth graders will be at the high school full time.
Fall 2015 construction plans at GHS will continue work on the career and technical education center addition; renovation of the auditorium and science classrooms; construction of locker room space for baseball, softball, and tennis teams; and realignment of the lower grand hall for the Marine Corps JROTC program. Work will continue at the high school through Summer 2016.
Construction is also underway on new gymnasiums at Acton Elementary School and Emma Roberson Elementary School. In addition, work is ongoing to build a robust technology infrastructure throughout the school district to support model classrooms with multiple technological devices.
Voters approved the projects totaling $84.9 million in a November 2013 bond election. Additional information and updates are regularly posted at
Pictured above, GHS student council members lead the ribbon cutting ceremony. 

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