At a special called meeting Thursday, the HISD Board of Trustees chose Paragon Sports Construction to complete $1.5 million dollars in upgrades to the high school football and soccer field, including building two more practice fields behind the administration building.
Also, HISD will add 200 seats to the center section to the field bleachers, a press box, and a new scoreboard.
A lawsuit settlement in a case which began in 2006 allowed funds for the one-time cost.
Also approved was a partnership between SHSU and HISD allowing online curriculum for students in grades 3 through 12 across Texas. This program will let HISD earn additional money by way of students who enroll in distance classes. The program will also allow teacher certification training for graduates of SHSU.