The new Intermediate School in Dublin is progressing nicely.

That's the word from builders during the Dublin Independent School District Board of Trustees meeting Tuesday night.

Board President Mike Jurney said dirt is currently being moved to the site but contractors reported the concrete slab should be ready by the end of December.

“It was a really good positive report,” Jurney said.

Wes Biglin addressed the board concerning trucks traveling in and out of the construction site. Jurney said Biglin felt the trucks were moving too fast among other things. Jurney said the company has already tried an alternative route to haul dirt and it was unacceptable. But, if things go according to plan, the dirt hauling will be finished soon.

Jurney said Superintendent Roy Neff reported that he had learned there are codes governing playground installation and is searching for someone qualified to relocate the elementary school playground, which had previously stood on the construction site.

Neff also said numbers of second graders enrolled in the district are four more than state guidelines permit. Jurney said the board approved hiring an additional teacher if the numbers don't drop soon.

In other business the board,

€ Approved Kathryn Prater to serve on the Erath County Appraisal District Board of Directors

€ Amended the student code of conduct regarding district transportation to an alternative education site will not be provided, and

€ Approved TASB localized policy manual update 81.

ANGELIA JOINER is a staff writer for the Empire-Tribune. She can be reached at or 254-965-3124,ext. 238.