Trustees eye agriculture, stadium projects

By Matt Ward —

Over $2.5 million worth of infrastructure improvements were brought before the public for consideration by the Fredericksburg Independent School District Board of Trustees during a special forum held Wednesday, Oct. 16, at the district’s Central Administration Office.

The two projects under consideration include a $1.6 million agriculture barn facility on Hollmig Lane as well as $1.2 million worth of improvements to the Fredericksburg High School Stadium to put synthetic turf on the game field and add an eighth lane to the track.

The board will formally consider approval of one or both projects at their next regular meeting on Nov. 11.

Bond projects forthcoming

Both projects proposed last week would be financed with money from a special building projects fund that currently holds around $8 million, FISD Superintendent Marc Williamson said.

Though some money has been earmarked for immediate projects like the continuation of an air conditioning project at Fredericksburg Middle School, the fund would also be able to finance both the school farm and FHS Stadium projects.

Additionally, Williamson noted the school district is currently preparing a list of projects to place on a bond issue for May 2015.

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