Killeen: School Board votes to stem a flood

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KILLEEN, Texas (KWTX) The Killeen Independent School District School Board unanimously approved a plan to fix a flooding problem at Harker Heights High School.

Tuesday night, the board voted to hire Walker Partners Engineering to survey the marching band practice area behind the school, and recommend renovations.

School officials said the asphalt walkway leading to the practice area experiences regular flooding and ponding, which makes it difficult for students to walk through.

They said the issue also creates a safety hazard, which has led to several students being injured over the years.

"We've had some who have injured their legs, their arms, and we've had children who have had to miss marching band season because they've gotten hurt taking their equipment through that water and that muck to that practice area,” Killeen ISD spokesman Terry Abbott said. “So we've got to fix that."

Abbott said after the engineering firm surveys the area, a separate proposal will be made for the construction process.

The board also voted Tuesday to hire Engineered Exteriors to help solve 41 separate water infiltration issues at 15 other district schools.