Stadium to get video scoreboard

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Friendswood ISD Trustees last Monday approved the purchase of a new video scoreboard that is expected to pay for itself through advertising over the next 5 years.

The new high resolution scoreboard, priced just under $460,000, is to be used at all FISD events and rentals held at Henry Winston Stadium.

Texan Bank will be the premiere sponsor of the board with a one-time payment of $100,000. The remaining $359,910 will be raised through advertising on the board with the goal of paying off the initial cost of the video scoreboard in the first five years, district officials said. The remaining life of the board would allow the district to make revenue that could, according to projections, accrue to approximately $450,000.

FISD Trustees selected a proposal from Houston-based Spectrum, which has provided FISD scoreboards for several years. The company installed a video scoreboard at Pearland ISD stadium last year, along with venues in Alvin ISD in 2010 and Dickinson ISD in 2008.

The current scoreboard at Winston Stadium was installed in 2003.

Trustee David Montz abstained from the board vote to approve the scoreboard purchase.

Growing enrollment at Windsong prompted the district to add new teaching positions, approved by the board March 9.

Joining the campus will be two fourth grade and one fifth-grade teacher.

Trustees and administrators presented the district’s Making A Difference Award to special ed paraprofessional Angela Rosales, and Windsong fifth-grade math teacher Jill Halata.

Rosales works with fourth-graders at Windsong, and classroom teachers state she Angela has the ability to build confidence in her students and make them feel safe.

Halata incorporates the latest technology into her classes, and volunteers to read aloud the math unit tests, CBAs and benchmarks so they can be posted into Google Classroom for both Windsong and Bales. She also works closely with a Special Education Inclusion teacher to provide those students with structure and learning environment for their individual learning styles.

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