Magnolia ISD board of trustees approves construction of JROTC building


Construction of a new Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps building at Magnolia High School will tentatively be complete in September, Executive Director of Facilities Tim Bruner said at an April 8 Magnolia ISD school board meeting. The board unanimously approved the almost $370,000 building—less than the $400,000 budgeted for the project— to be constructed by B&C Constructors at the meeting.

The 2,400 square-foot building will replace the portable building the JROTC students have been using, Bruner said, and will include classrooms as well as office space and storage.

“[The JROTC program is] just very happy to get [a new building],” Bruner said at the meeting.

MISD Superintendent Todd Stephens said at the meeting this project has been in the works for awhile.

“These guys have been in really bad shape and cramped inside [the portable],” Stephens said at the meeting. “It’s really going to be a neat project.”

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Kara McIntyre
Kara started with Community Impact Newspaper as the summer intern for the south Houston office in June 2018 after graduating with a bachelor's degree in mass communication from Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas. She became the Tomball/Magnolia reporter in September 2018. Prior to CI, Kara served as the editor-in-chief of The Wichitan—Midwestern State University's student-run campus newspaper—and interned with both the Wichita Adult Literacy Council and VeepWorks.
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