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PostSubject: KRUM..   Mon Mar 17, 2008 10:34 am

Anyone know who got this job?
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PostSubject: Re: KRUM..   Mon Mar 17, 2008 7:44 pm

If I am reading this correctly... they are still working on it and for now they are looking for 7th/8th grade football coaches....High School coaches will be coming in about 2 to 3 years.

Krum may kick off football in fall
District working to launch volleyball too, with facility construction to start soon

07:04 AM CST on Friday, February 22, 2008
By Amy Dodd Thompson / Staff Writer

KRUM — Superintendent Troy Hamm is shooting to get football and volleyball programs started in the Krum school district by fall for the 2008-09 year.
Troy Hamm

Construction on facilities for those sports should begin soon.

“We’re moving along,” Hamm said.

With the passing of the November 2007 $7.5 million bond package, voters gave the district the go-ahead to pay for support facilities for adding these programs as extracurricular activities.

Football and volleyball have not been offered in the district at any level until now, said Hamm.

The board approved Pete Durant and Associates, of Fort Worth, as construction managers and VLK Architects, which has offices in Arlington and Houston, for the 2007 bond project.

Hamm said the district has had a “very good relationship” with the Pete Durant group, which worked on 2003 bond projects for the district and is working to complete 2006 bond projects.

VLK was hired to work on some of the Denton school district’s 2007 bond projects.

As soon as board members approve the guaranteed maximum price the district will pay for the 2007 projects, Hamm said, the district “can go to work” on getting the jobs completed.

The board approved around $5.9 million during a special meeting Thursday evening. That figure is the guaranteed maximum price that the Durant group will complete the projects with. The rest of the $7.5 million for the bonds will cover fees, with the possibility of adding two new large dressing rooms, said Hamm.

The plan is to start the football and volleyball programs in seventh and eighth grades, then add a grade each year, Hamm said.

The district is down to six finalists for the football coach position, Hamm said, and officials will start work on hiring a volleyball coach afterward.

The stadium, bleachers and press box should be in place by mid- to late August, Hamm said, and the restroom and field house facilities should be done by mid- to late September.

Hamm hopes to have the new practice gym, which is being added to the high school’s competition gym, completed by early November.

In other construction progress, two major aspects of the 2006 bond package — an early childhood center and a fine arts auditorium — should be ready for next school year.

The center for pre-kindergarten through first grade should be ready to open in August, Hamm said.

The 850-seat fine arts auditorium is a little behind schedule, he said, but it should be complete sometime between mid-August and early September.

Bobcat Boulevard for the high school will be repaved with concrete over the summer, another project covered by the 2006 bonds.

Krum received a higher bond rating this year, which allowed the district to sell its 2007 bonds at a 4.26 percent interest rate, as opposed to the 5.5 percent district officials had planned for.

Hamm became superintendent in Krum about six years ago, while the district was having some financial concerns, and each year, the district’s rating has improved, he said.

The district had proposed a tax-rate increase of 7.3 cents for each $100 of property value for 2009-10, but with the improved interest rate, Hamm expects the tax rate to instead increase by 6.1 cents.

To pay for the 2006 bond projects, the district plans to raise the tax rate for 2008-09 by about 4 cents to around $1.4055 for each $100 of property value.

That means that the owner of a home valued at $100,000 would pay about $1,406 in school taxes.

For the 2009-10 fiscal year, the tax rate could be $1.4665 per $100 of property value, meaning the owner of a $100,000 home would pay about $1,467 in school taxes.

Those rate increases are subject to change depending on property values, Hamm said.

AMY DODD THOMPSON can be reached at 940-566-6876. Her e-mail address is athompson@dentonrc.com .
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