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YMCA proposes partnership for pool with HCISD in Buda

Staff Report


YMCA of Austin CEO James Finck presented a proposal at Monday’s Hays CISD agenda review meeting for the district to pay for construction of a new pool at Camp Cypress, a YMCA-owned, 85-acre nature preserve, which is located in Buda at Onion Creek on Old San Antonio Road. 

In the proposal, the YMCA is asking Hays CISD for $2 million to be added to the proposed May 2017 bond. 

The YMCA would like the district to pay for the pool in order to build a stronger partnership between the two entities. After the pool is built, the YMCA will take on full responsibility of operations and maintenance

Finck said it would be an opportunity to expand recreation activities and have a location for a Hays CISD swim team. 

Michael McKie, Hays CISD superintendent, said there have been preliminary meetings to discuss the benefits of a partnership between the school district and YMCA. 

Board members will continue looking into the partnership.

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