Written by Carina A. Brunson Friday, 17 May 2013 08:00
MISSION— Sharyland Independent School District Board of Trustees discussed building a $3.2 million natatorium during a special meeting this week. The discussion comes after the district could not come to an agreement with the City of Mission on a contract for the use of the newly constructed Bannworth natatorium, located just north of the Sharyland High School campus.
Wednesday, the Sharyland board discussed financing plan options and construction design for the proposed natatorium. One financing option involved swapping dollars from the $55 million bond issue for construction of the new Pioneer High School and using a portion of those monies to pay for the natatorium. Some board members expressed concern that this was not what was presented to voters when the bond was approved. However, they were assured it could be done legally.