KATY, TX (CoveringKaty.com) – Katy voters rejected a $69.5-million high school football stadium last year. Now, a new school bond referendum is being reviewed and it could include another stadium proposal.
“I don’t think we want to get to the point where we are renting football stadiums to have games,” said newly re-elected Katy Independent School District member Henry Dibrell.
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The school district has seven high schools all using one stadium. Dibrell says it’ll be up to the bond committed to decide if a stadium will be part of the package and how how much that stadium will cost.
“We have to have another playing surface. The size, the price, that’s up to the community,” he said.
Last year voters said no to the stadium proposal. Many felt it was too expensive while others did not like the location.
Katy ISD superintendent Alton Frailey has consistently said he does not favor putting the football stadium in a separate referendum. So, if the stadium is on the ballot it’s likely voters won’t have the option to approve other needed spending while casting a vote against the stadium. The only option open to voters will likely be approving the whole package or vote the whole package down.
The next meeting of the bond committee will be Thursday May 15th at the Katy ISD administration building. The meeting is open to the public and is expected to provide insight into what will be recommended to the Katy ISD board. The board has final approval over what will be put on the ballot.