North Lamar ISD working with East Texas schools to secure portable buildings for next school year

PARIS, Texas (KXII) -- Portable buildings are coming to North Lamar ISD next school year, after the district's multi-million dollar bond to replace two dilapidated schools failed over the weekend.

The district will need 26 portable buildings put in place by August.

Superintendent John McCullough says they're working closely with Tyler ISD and Van ISD to secure those buildings.

Just two years ago, Tyler ISD leased some of their portable buildings to Van after storms damaged their schools.

McCullough says it's wonderful to see the school's work together for the sake of the students.

"A dollar per year, per building is what we are looking at right now and that goes before the Tyler board on Monday night. If that is approved, we will sign that lease agreement and we will start moving forward with that," McCullough said.

McCullough says that moving those buildings to Lamar County could cost between $500,000 and $750,000.

They'll be put in between Bailey intermediate and Higgins Elementary and remain there there until the old schools are replaced.