Deadline approaching to submit names for new WFISD high schools

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WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) — Time is running out to submit nominations for the names of the Wichita Falls Independent School District’s two new high schools.

Nominations were opened on March 1 and residents were given two months to submit their ideas and suggestions.

The deadline to submit a nomination form on WFISD’s website is Friday, April 30.

Those nominations will be presented to a committee made up of 40 individuals, consisting of students 8th grade and below, parents, staff, and community members with equal representation from all three current WFISD high schools.

Those 40 members will be split up into two subgroups, one tasked with coming up with five suggestions for the east high school, the other with the west high school.

This process is expected to take anywhere between four and six months.

“They’ll bring those back to the board, in a couple of months, hopefully around April, they’ll bring those back to the board,” WFISD Superintendent Michael Kuhrt.

Ultimately, choosing the names of the high schools will be up to the school board, but those suggestions will be taken into account.

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