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Forsan ISD eyes field house renovations

December 8, 2012

FORSAN — School trustees here hope to hire a contractor to oversee renovation of the high school field house when they hold their monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Monday in the administration wing board room.

Forsan Independent School District officials included $1 million in this year's budget to pay for the renovation, which is expected to begin sometime next spring.

“We have substantial water leakage issues in the field house,” FISD Superintendent Randy Johnson said. “We're talking about gutting and redesigning the interior and building an addition which would allow for an officials' dressing room and locker space for our sub-varsity teams.”

School officials also are discussing the possibility of adding an entrance and ticket booth to the football stadium, which is adjacent to the field house.

No firm timetable has been set for the project, Johnson noted.

“If all goes well, we may start on the renovation in either March or April,” he said. “The work will probably continue into the new school year. Hopefully, by November, it will be completed.”

Also Monday, trustees will meet with representatives of the investment banking company First Southwest to discuss possible bond issue scenarios.

FISD is moving toward calling for a bond election next year to finance construction of a new campus to replace Elbow Elementary, which was built in 1930 and renovated several times in subsequent years. The new school would be located to property adjacent to the junior high/high school campus.

In other business Monday, trustees will consider:

• Appointment of a school health advisory committee.
• A school board operating procedures manual.
• Reports from campus principals and district business manager.

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