Enrollment figures continue to set records for the Comal Independent School District.
To meet the demand, the district is giving itself a little more space this week with groundbreakings for two new middle schools.
The groundbreaking ceremony for Middle School No. 6, which will be built on Hubertus Road west of Interstate Highway 35, was held Tuesday morning. Officials will break ground for Middle School No. 7 in the Kinder Ranch Development west of U.S. Highway 281 at 10 a.m. this morning. Both campuses will accommodate 1,150 and are set to open for the 2018-2019 school year. The schools are part of the $147.4 million bond issue that Comal ISD voters approved in 2015. The cost to construct both campuses is $94 million.