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Dickson Revamps School With $5,000,000 Bond

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DICKSON, OK -- One Texoma school district is getting the makeover the community says it has desperately needed.

"We turned down quite a few transfers this year so hopefully over time we can grow that," Dickson Superintendent Jeff Colclasure says.

Dickson Superintendent Jeff Colclasure says because their facilities can only fit about 1,300 students, they hope this new bond will help to hold a few more Dickson Comets.

"Every year we have more people wanting to transfer into the district than we actually have teacher or classroom space for and so that will give us the ability to up or capacity a little bit," Colclasure says.

And with a new science building, more offices, and several new classrooms, the Comets will finally have the space its mascot deserves.

"Well the more people, and the more parents, and the more teachers, the better this community will be," Dickson resident Charlsie Wall says.

The $5,200,000 bond will also help fund the new and improved football field.

The school is hoping to expand its home and visitors sections, with a brand new press box attached.

Dickson schools felt one of their main issues was their track, it’s not weather durable and it runs underneath the visitors bleachers which did cause some safety concerns.

The track will be torn out and filled in with a weather durable material and will be spread out into 8 lanes, and students say they cannot wait to finally have a home track meet.

"If we have it moved, then we'll have a lot of people coming up here for the track meets," Dickson high school student Garrett Watterson says.

Superintendent Colclasure says the construction is scheduled to start sometime in mid November and will hopefully be done by next year’s football season.