Plans Underway to Build New Gym at Ector County Youth Center

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ODESSA - Plans are underway to build a new gym at the Ector County Youth Center.

Although the kids at the center are there for crimes they have committed, they are still going through a regular school day.

State law mandates that every child in the center, receive two hours of physical activity per day.

But due to limited space, and weather problems throughout the year, the center lacks the space to adequately provide that activity.

County Commissioners have approved the construction of the new gym.

Architects are currently working to find the most cost effective type of building to suit the center's needs.