The public got its first glimpse inside of the new Royse City High School on Farm-to-Market Road 2642 Tuesday evening as the Royse City school board met in a special meeting at the school.

The board was slated to swear in recently elected trustees Don Palmer and Charlie Carroll. Rhonda Phillips count not attend the meeting and is slated to be sworn in at the regular monthly meeting on June 20.

The board took a preliminary tour of the building, had dinner in the Bulldog Cafe, or cafeteria and held a workshop. The district is slated to have an open house later this summer.

Acting Superintendent Jimmy Butler, Jr. said Monday that construction crews are digging a trench and installing sewer lines that will eventually be connected to the city’s sewer lines. He expects boring to begin under Farm-to-Market Road 2642 in the next two weeks, he said.

The lift station that will support the school’s sewer should arrive in the next two weeks. The school’s sewer should be online in mid-July or early August, Butler said.

The board was scheduled to meet in a special session on Thursday to evaluate Superintendent Mike Harris’ contract and meet with its attorneys.

Harris is on paid administrative leave pending the results of an investigation about missing fuel taken from the district’s transportation department behind the former RCHS on Texas 66.

Harris is a suspect in the investigation being conducted by the Royse City Police Department. Royse Chief of Police Tom Shelton said a Collin County Grand Jury is expected to be calling some witnesses to testify in the case but Shelton did not know any people’s names.

As of Friday, the special meeting to discuss Harris’ evaluation had not been rescheduled.

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