Garland ISD Votes to Delay Swim Center

Garland Independent School District board members voted to delay construction on a $27.5 million swim center after more than 90 minutes of discussion Monday morning.

The board voted 4-3 to delay construction despite citing future inflation concerns that would increase the cost to an estimated $44 million.

Currently, students athletes who are on swim team do not have a swim facility (inside of the district) to practice in. Students have to travel to Richardson to practice.

Some parents say they have waiting decades for the district to build a swimming complex.

In 2014, voters passed a bond package that included the new swim center.

The project was recently put on hold, which was a decision that surprised and has concerned many supporters. A special meeting was called for board members to vote on whether development plans should continue, or if the project should be delayed.

The meeting began at 7 a.m. at Garland ISD Administration Building.

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