Marion school board approves facilities plan

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By Kevin Kane, correspondent

MARION — The Marion Independent School District, after nearly a year of work and committee recommendations, has its first multiyear facilities plan.

The Marion school board this week approved a document with specific projects identified for each of the next five construction seasons, plus three pages of potential projects for years after that.

Projects listed for 2017 include a joint effort with the city of Marion to replace tennis courts, a lift for the auditorium and work on baseball, softball and soccer press boxes.

Those projects were top-priority recommendations from the district’s athletics and performing arts committees.

Next Marion school board meeting will be a 4:30 p.m. work session Sept. 12. The board will hold its annual organizational meeting at 7 p.m. Sept. 26.

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