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$30,000 spent on Terrazzo tile

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The Ellis County Press

MIDLOTHIAN – In an effort to make Frank Seale Middle School look like Walnut Grove Middle School, trustees approved an expenditure of $30,000 for Terrazzo tile on June 16, according to minutes from the meeting posted on Midlothian ISD’s Web site.

In the 5-2 vote (trustees Duke Burge and Jim Mentzel dissented), the cost of the "logo tile" doubled in price.

Also included in a slew of added expenses were "flash repairs" – the removal of bricks where a "high brick wall above a low roof" is located at FSMS, which was the former Midlothian Middle School before a name change.

Roof repairs were also factored in at the cost of $14,150; minutes from the board meeting showed the cause was to "add insulation and enlarge the scuffers on the high area."

With an estimated student population of 7,000 students beginning in the fall and a bond debt of over $360 million, Midlothian ISD is the largest school district – both in students and in land mass – in Ellis County.

Trustees Cindy Williams, Phil Seay, Tom Moore, Jay Roberts and Wayne Shuffield voted for the expenditures.

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