The Washoe County (Nev.) School District plans to build a new high school and convert an existing high school to a career and technical center.
KOLO-TV reports that the district will use sales funds approved in 2016 to acquire part of the Wildcreek Golf Course in Sparks and build a 400,000-square-foot high school with a capacity of 2,500 students.
When the new school opens in 2021, nearby Hug High School in Reno will become a career and technical academy open to students from across the district.
Hug High has a capacity of about 1,450 students. The new school will be larger to ease crowding at other high schools in the district.
The land on which the 18-hole golf course sits is owned by Washoe County. The school system would purchase part of the tract, and the county would continue to operate a nine-hole course on the remaining land.