Second Survey for Catholic School On the Way
By Diane Tuazon
NewsWest 9

It's been a couple of months since the Catholic community put out a survey to see if building a Catholic High School is feasible.

Now the Catholic Diocese wants a second study to be done to show the need of having a Catholic High School in the area.

The plan to build the first Catholic high school in the Permian Basin could be determined sooner than expected.

"For many years, there's been interest in a Catholic High School in the area," Msgr. Larry Droll, with St. Ann's Catholic Church, said.

A survey was done in May to see if building a Catholic School would be feasible, but only about 120 people filled out those surveys. Those in the Catholic community say a further study should be done.

"We want to do the survey again in the Fall to get a wider response.  We need to know where we're going to build it and if people can afford it," Droll said.

"I think it's a good idea to build one here.  There are a lot more Catholics than anything else," Guadalupe Garcia, who supports the school, said.

Overall, those who are part of the Catholic community say they feel pretty confident the plan for a Catholic High School will move forward.

"The economy is certainly a factor, but ultimately, that won't be the deciding factor," Droll said.