By Kevin Kelley
A dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the newly built Westlake High School building will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday in the building’s gymnasium. Following the ceremony, the public will be able to tour the building during an open house that continues until 1 p.m.
At noon on Sunday, a time capsule will be placed in the high school’s rotunda. Following that ceremony, the public will again have the chance to tour the building until 3 p.m.
An open house especially for high school parents is scheduled for Monday evening. Parents have been instructed to meet in the Westlake Schools Performing Arts Center at 6:45 p.m. for a short presentation. They will then follow their child’s schedule to meet the teachers.
Construction of the new Westlake High School, as well as the new Lee Burneson Middle School, was funded through an $84 million bond issue that voters passed by a 55.4 to 44.6 margin in May 2010. The old middle school is being renovated as an intermediate school as part of the same project. Homeowners are paying an additional $8.68 per month for every $100,000 in home value for the construction program.