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The Killeen Independent School District board of trustees went into closed session to discuss two items near the end of its meeting late Tuesday night.

The first was about the purchase, exchange, lease or value of real estate property for future district use.

The second was about naming school facilities.

For the second item, the board was in closed session for around 45 minutes for discussion. Once the meeting was opened up again, the board said no action or voting was taken during closed session. They did not clarify what facilities were discussed for naming.

The two items were held in closed session in accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act, Government Code 551.072 regarding real estate property when discussing the property for future district use, and Code 551.074 regarding personnel matters when discussing the naming of school facilities, according to the agenda for the meeting.

The district’s spokeswoman, Taina Maya, said the board can decide to go into closed session on any item that fits descriptions in the Texas Open Meetings Act. The two items above fit into the act under the two codes previously mentioned, according to Maya.

After closed session ended, the board did vote on two other items on the agenda.

The board voted 7-0 to approve contract proposals for the architect, commissioning agent and the geotechnical and materials testing engineer for the construction of elementary school No. 36 that will be located on Clear Creek Road.

The construction of the school is part of the 2018 construction bond program approved by voters and will cost around $40 million.

The second item that was voted on was the purchase of a tract of land around 15 acres on the west side of Clear Creek Road for construction of a future elementary school.

The board voted 5-0 in favor of the purchase with Susan Jones abstaining and Joann Purser unable to vote.

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