Trustees open FHS campus projects for bid

By Richard Zowie —

The Fredericksburg Independent School District board of trustees voted at their Monday, Nov. 11 regular meeting to begin soliciting bids for three projects that would be financed from the capital projects fund.

Those projects are a new ag facility, renovation of Fredericksburg High School Stadium and track and the replacement of the Fredericksburg Middle School’s heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system.

At the meeting, they also discussed possibly using effluent water for high school sports fields and money saved in an energy conservation program.

This week, the trustees will also continue their superintendent search and further narrow the field.

Special building projects

According to financial figures, the FISD currently has a little under $9 million in its capital projects fund.

The trustees examined one estimate on the ag facility, three on the FHS stadium field and one on the FMS HVAC program.

The ag estimate was about $1.6 million, which it may bid in parts, while the football field estimates ranged from $750,000 to about $820,000. The FMS HVAC estimate was for $1.9 million.

Board president Lorrie Hess added that the current estimates were merely to give the board an idea of plans and rough financial estimates. They will solicit formal bids for each project.

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