Some students will attend college others will join the workforce, whatever the path they take the Amarillo Independent School District wants to have them prepared for success.

In a Board of Trustee’s meeting Thursday, the district moved forward on its plan to develop a state of the art career academy.

This facility will be open to every student in the district and will offer hands-on equipment and training for the majority of the leading careers and one unique feature the community at large will have access to training  

The new center will occupy the old Hastings warehouse on Plains Boulevard with career paths such as culinary arts, TV production, and animal health care.

It will also have a student-led health clinic and much more.

Work will begin right away, Superintendent Doug Loomis wants to complete this project as soon as possible.

Christy Wilkinson 

 Another Trustee is stepping down from the  Amarillo Independent School District Board. 

The current board vice president, Christy Wilkinson, officially resigned Thursday night, making her the 3rd member to step down in 2019.

Wilkinson was elected back in May of 2017 and her term was not set to expire until May 2021

The board now consists of four elected members, President Robin Malone, appointed in 2018 

 Kimberly Anderson, Alonzo Everhart, and Dick Ford all won seats in May of 2019

Kayla Mendez and David Nance were both appointed to fill two vacancies back in August.

There has been no reason given for  Wilkinson’s resignation and no official word on when they will appoint a replacement.