DENISON, Texas (KTEN) — As more students make their way to Denison, Terrell Elementary School is getting a makeover to accommodate for the growth, and hopefully, give parents one less headache when dropping their kids off.

With the help of a $132 million dollar bond approved by taxpayers last May, 4 schools in the district will be seeing upgrades.

"All 4 of those projects are under way and it's very, very necessary given the growth," said Denison ISD Superintendent Dr. David Kirkbride. "It's going to allow guests to come in off of Burnett directly into the Main Entrance Building - We need a lot more parking as we build capacity, and it's going to allow for a better flow of traffic, for drop off, and pick up."

The Terrell construction project will expand the capacity to fit 600 students, add more class room space, a new storm shelter, and cafeteria. 

Not only will there be more room inside, but in the parking lot as well.

"I have a little kiddo myself that's 2 years old and another one that's coming – So, for construction, it's awesome not just to build buildings, but also build community," said the Pogue construction Senior Project Manager, James Pierson.

Construction is set to go on for the following school year and wrap up in 2025.

"It'll be messy, and there are gonna be some challenges that we're gonna have to work around, but our staff is ready and the principle of the school is ready for that challenge," stated Dr. David Kirkbride.

Lamar Elementary construction will ramp up in the next couple weeks, while the Houston and B. McDaniel Intermediate school
projects are still in the planning phases.