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    The greenhouse in progress at Graham High School which will be used for a horticulture and floral design class. The project vendor was approved in May 2019 by the Graham ISD school board and the project is nearing completion. (Leader photo by Madalyn Heimann)

GISD gives GHS greenhouse project update

Graham ISD Superintendent Sonny Cruse gave an update during the December school board meeting about the Graham High School greenhouse project is nearing completion.

The board approved a vendor for the construction of a greenhouse at GHS in May 2019 and the district set aside $60,000 originally when developing the 2018-2019 budget for the project. The board accepted a proposal from S&M Consulting of $40,000, which Cruse said in the May 2019 meeting would cover the cost of the greenhouse.

Electricity was being installed on Wednesday, Dec. 18 according to Cruse who said the project has a few components left for completion.

“We are waiting on the roll-up doors to get here and we are waiting to get the plumbing done, but it is really close to being done. Once all of those things get completed, I have been in contact some with Z.T. (Burkett), I will put him on the material for around the building (…) parking and that sort of thing,” Cruse said. “And then the very last thing we will do is the fencing. Mr. Don Davis and I met with Lee Wiley last week to kind of go back over that plan because it is changing a little bit because we are also going to buy that other house next door to it.”

The district is also seeking funding from a state School Safety and Security Grant to fund portions of the fencing at the greenhouse. Cruse said the fence will have a privacy fence with material dividers so the students can store dirt and other materials.

For the full story, see the Saturday, Jan. 4 edition of The Graham Leader.



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