The Frisco ISD Board of Trustees agreed Monday to delay the start of construction on high school #12 amid uncertainty related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The campus opening, which had been slated for 2022 in northwest Frisco, will be pushed back one or two years.
The District will suspend its contract with CORE Construction, which had been selected as general contractor. A guaranteed maximum price for construction of the school had not yet been approved.
FISD leaders said they felt it was prudent to wait for additional information before proceeding with construction. The delay will provide additional opportunity for Frisco ISD to monitor enrollment growth and development in nearby neighborhoods in the wake of COVID-19.
The site of the future school is northeast of Teel Parkway and Dakotah Road, adjacent to the future PGA headquarters and golf courses.
Construction of a new high school typically takes about two years, and leaders expressed confidence that existing FISD schools would be able to remain in the 5A University Scholastic League (UIL) classification during that time based on their enrollment figures.
Funds already spent on the project, such as design costs and other pre-construction fees, are needed regardless of when the school is built.
Construction on Emerson High School, the District’s eleventh, continues to progress. That campus is on schedule to open in 2021 near the intersection of Stacy Road and Collin-McKinney Parkway in west McKinney.