Marquee signs approved
MISD school board members approved the addition of digital marquee signs on 12 campuses.
The 2016 bond allotted funding for 26 marquee signs to be installed, MISD Executive Director of Facilities and Construction Greg Suttle said, but Phase 1 of 2 will focus on 12 campuses.
Phase 1 will cost approximately $335,000. A contingency fee of $20,000 is added into the budget for rock excavation and unforeseen conditions, 100 percent of which will be returned to MISD if unused, according to district documents.
Phase 1 includes the instillation of signs at Reuben Johnson, Finch, Caldwell, Burks, Slaughter, Lawson, Valley Creek, Vega, Press and McClure elementary schools, and Faubion and Scott Johnson middle schools.
Marquee signs will be installed at all 26 campuses before the start of the 2018-19 school year, Suttle said.
According to a presentation about the MISD stadium project, the district is not expected to have an event in the community event center until early May.
“Things are going along rather well right now,” Suttle said.
Turf has been laid down on the field, reserved seats have been placed on the visitor's side, goal posts are installed and half of the scoreboard is up, Suttle said.