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Canyon Independent School District met with community leaders today at a luncheon

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The 2017 Historical Snapshot shows Canyon Independent School District's student enrollment at a record, 10,000 kids across the district.

At the Business and Community Leaders Luncheon held earlier this afternoon, the discussion was on growth and how to accommodate it.

"You know when we look at growth projections and all of the subdivisions that are coming into Canyon ISD, it's an exciting time. That means families want their children to be a part of Canyon ISD. At the same time, that means we've got to accommodate them in space and quality education facilities," said CISD Superintendent Darryl Flusche. "So we have a long range planning committee working this semester to determine how we're going to accommodate those future needs with all of the growth coming to Canyon ISD."

Canyon ISD is one of the largest districts in the Panhandle, with growth expected to increase by 2 percent each year. Because of Canyon's strong market, houses for sale stay on the market for less than 100 days.

"Through the Long Range Committee, we're allowing our citizens to help us decide what's best with this growth that's coming to Canyon ISD for our community as well as our students," said Assistant Superintendent, Heather Wilson.

Along with the committee, Canyon ISD Board of Trustees also launched the Vision 2020 plan. This plan is a way to expand and improve opportunities for the district.

"The challenges that we'll have to look at is just maintaining our identity as we continue to grow. Canyon ISD is a close-knit family with a high expectation for our student learning and student experiences," says Flusche.

To put this into perspective, Canyon ISD encompasses more than 700 square miles while Amarillo ISD only makes up about 70.

Flusche says he welcomes the growth and expansion and looks forward to working with the community to make the School District one that pushes lifelong success for its students.

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