Category: Local News
Published: Friday, June 28 2013 08:00
Written by Carina A. Brunson
LA JOYA – La Joya Independent School District is discussing their budget for the 2013-14 school year. The proposed budget includes a $9.5 million natatorium and salary increases.
The natatorium has been a topic of discussion for over a year due to conflicts with their contract with the City of La Joya.
The natatorium would include three separate bodies of water with an eight-lane competition pool, a competition diving well with two one-meter diving boards, a location for a future three-meter diving platform and a shallow learn to swim pool. The natatorium would also have a spectator area for 500, a director’s office, coach’s offices, classroom, student locker/changing room, team storage areas, a weight room, training room, first aid room, public restrooms and associated building and pool mechanical rooms to support the facility. The proposed building would be 37,500 square feet, and the district is looking at bidding out the project in August 2014. Construction would take 12 to 14 months after school board approval and awarding of the bid.