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Friendswood Independent School District
Board of Trustees
by Garrett Bryce
Wednesday, June 09, 2010

The Friendswood Independent School District Board of Trustees on Tuesday voted unanimously to hire lifeguards and open the district's new natatorium to the public on July 5.

The district will host free swimming at the natatorium, which will be the first time the pool has been used.  The pool is expected to be complete on July 2, with the district taking possession of the facility that day.

The school board tabled action on the purchase of artificial turf for the natatorium field.  The district received proposals from Field Turf for placing turf on the field to configure it for soccer or as a combined soccer and football field.  The cost for the turf is proposed to paid through unused bond project funds.

The planned bond projects are not yet completed and final costs are not yet available," Superintendent Trish Hanks said.  "Until the district knows the amount of money left over after all planned projects are finalized, the Superintendent cannot recommend inclusion of this project at this time."

The school board voted unanimously to approve the construction of a new baseball field and renovations to an existing softball field.  The construction of the field will be performed by Braeburn Construction.

The school board voted unanimously to terminate the lease of an annex building currently housing the Special Education and Tax Office.

"The plan is to relocate the Special Ed Office and Tax Office to the current junior high to save the lease cost of $29,400," Hanks said.

The school board voted unanimously to award a $38,230 contract to Brazos Fence for the construction of an ornamental fence along Mustang Road. 

All other items were approved by unanimous vote.  Board Member Brandon Burris was absent.  Agenda






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