Tyler ISD board approves new turf at Rose Stadium, new high school practice fields and more

WEBXTRA: TISD board meeting

TYLER, Texas (KLTV) - Tyler Independent School District’s Board of Trustees has approved installing new turf at Rose Stadium, as well as creating new practice fields for high school athletics on the grounds of one of its former high schools and new lighting at the outdoor athletic facilities at both high schools.

According to the school district, the turf at Christus Rose Stadium has an eight-year lifespan and is up for renewal. That project will cost just over $650,000.

The lighting for the outdoor facilities will cost a total of $1,718,000.

The new practice fields for soccer, football, baseball and softball, along with new high school tennis courts, will cost just over $3,800,000.

The practice fields will be built on the site of the old Lee high school.

The board also approved the purchasing of new devices for both teachers and students.

Classroom teachers will each be getting an iPad Air. The total cost for all teachers to receive the iPads is just over $843,000.

In the agenda, it states that distance learning, due to COVID-19, made it apparent that students need technology outside of the classroom.

The board approved purchasing 9,000 Lenovo chromebooks to add to the chromebooks they already have, so all students who need one, get one to use.

The cost of the laptops and service fees is just under $3,189,000.

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