Killeen: School district proposes million dollar scoreboard

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KILLEEN, Texas (KWTX) A scoreboard with a price tag of $1 million could be added to Leo Buckley stadium at Killeen High School.

The proposal to replace the old scoreboard is on the agenda for the upcoming school board meeting.

Money to pay for the new scoreboard would come from the district's general fund.

The package would include an auxiliary board, wireless cameras and headsets.

Killeen independent school district says the stadium's current scoreboard is in need of repairs that could cost more money in the long run.

Some replacement parts will eventually no longer be manufactured.

Although, all Killeen ISD schools and Harker Height High School use the field for games some parents say there are more important issues.

Tabitha Ramirez has a daughter that goes to Shoemaker High School and she thinks the money should go towards bettering education in the classrooms.

“There’s little things that are so much bigger than that and I don't understand how they would focus all that money on something so simple.”

The stadium is not only where football games are held but also is important for other programs like fine arts and student clubs.

The district believes that this new scoreboard would benefit all students.

Shannon Rideout spokesperson for Killeen ISD issued a statement saying: "We are proud to showcase our talented students, and the replacement/upgrading of the existing scoreboard enhances our ability to celebrate our students' successes with our community."

Killeen ISD says if the board approves it the district would like to have the boards installed for the 2017-2018 school year.