Big Spring Looks To Sell Land In Forsan School District To Home Builders 10/8/13
CBS 7 News
October 8th, 2013
The 40-acre tract of land may look desolate, but city council expects it to soon look like other areas of town being developed. One reason is because the land is in the Forsan Independent School District.
"They get a lot of revenue from their tax base over there, so it's naturally going to entice people to be in that area," said Councilman Raul Benavides.
"School districts are one of the important things they look at," said real estate agent Sherrie Key.
She says the value of the homes will be driven more by high demand for housing, but school districts do play a role in home buyers decisions.
"I think school districts are very important to people and that's their choice. I tell them to study what school district they would like to be in," Key said.
Forsan Superintendent Randy Johnson says this the first time Forsan could add homes to their district in many years.
"New students, new staff, those kinds of things, I don't think that's something to be scared of," Johnson said.
One big concern is how it will affect the district known for its small class sizes. Johnson says the effect should be minimal because voters passed a bond that will expand the size of campus.
"Once all that's done, all the constructions done and so on, everything's settled in, I donít see any reason to think that class sizes will go up," he said.