Friday, November 24, 2006
New $1.65 million indoor practice field coming to Kennedale HS
Part of the $40 million school bond program from 2004, and now some voters are wondering about the things they voted for.
Voters were asked to approve a general bond proposition rather than specific projects. But some residents have questioned why the practice center was built ahead of items discussed before the vote, such as a planned $4.5 million fine arts building.
"I don't remember it being part of the bond package, and the next thing I know, it's just being built," said Lynn Brown, a parent and PTA member. "I don't know what else the schools need, but I don't think an indoor sports facility is one of them."
Superintendent Gary Dugger said the practice facility, with half a football field of artificial turf, will be used by football and soccer teams, the marching band, cheerleaders and other groups. It was subcontracted to another builder and was much easier to complete than the fine arts building, officials said.
Posted by Blair