Longview ISD Board of Trustees selected Austin-based Hellas Construction to replace the field and track at Lobo Stadium during the May 20th regular meeting.

Board OKs Lobo Stadium contractor, buys ten new buses

Tue May 21, 2019

Longview ISD Board of Trustees selected Austin-based Hellas Construction to replace the field and track at Lobo Stadium during the May 20th regular meeting.

Though not the low bidder, LISD Chief Financial Officer Joey Jones recommended the $709,035 proposal submitted by Hellas Construction due to "their reputation in the industry, product quality and relationship with the district."

Board members also approved the purchase of ten new school buses from Houston-based Longhorn Bus Sales at a total cost of $947,483.

Jones explained to the board that the new buses includes security cameras "and a collision mitigation system which will ultimately prove to be a savings for the district."
 

In other business...

During the course of the meeting the LISD Board of Trustees also unanimously:
          • APPROVED a resolution supporting an application requesting the creation of a Longview Cultural District from the Texas Commission on the Arts;
          • APPROVED allocating $165,100 in Magnet School Grant Funds for Montessori Training for the 2019-2020 school year;
          • APPROVED request proposals for the purchase of Compost Accelerators for every LISD campus;
          • APPROVED a Change Order for paving extension at the Agriculture Barn Project; and
          • APPROVED authorizing the issuance of Maintenance Tax Notes.
 

For more info

Trustees usually meet in the boardroom of the LISD Education Support Center, 1301 E. Young St. The next regular meeting is tentatively scheduled for 6 p.m. May 20th.

For more information about the Longview ISD Board of Trustees please click here.