Tim McClure, assistant superintendent for facilities, shared with trustees the district’s plans to open middle school athletic fields for public use.

District leaders put together the plan following community feedback, McClure said. Middle school tennis courts are currently open to the public, so opening the track and fields at NISD middle schools made the most sense, he told trustees. 

Leaders also felt that middle school fields would provide the easiest access to community members as campuses are spread out across the district.

The track and field facilities will be available for use outside of school hours during daylight. No lights will be turned on to minimize costs. Northwest ISD usage will take priority over community use. No animals, motorized vehicles, bicycles or skateboards will be allowed. 

Signs will be posted at each facility outlining the community use guidelines.