Calallen Independent School District trustees last week unanimously approved a Corpus Christi contractor’s bid for construction of an indoor batting cage facility.

Dickson Builders, Inc. submitted a detailed bid on Oct. 10 for the project in the amount of $158,640.

Dickson Builders plans to begin construction in the next few weeks, with the goal of finishing the project by January, CISD Superintendent Arturo Almendarez said.

The steel building will contain enclosed bating cages, as well as space for future offices for umpires and coaches. The building will also contain restroom facilities and a small dressing room, Almendarez said. The construction will be paid for from bond funds.

In other board business:

•Trustees unanimously passed a resolution to join together with other Texas public schools, taxpayers and parents as an association to file litigation over public school finance matters essential to the fair treatment of Texas taxpayers and public school children. The lawsuit, filed Oct. 10 in the Travis County District Court by the Texas Taxpayer and Student Fairness Coalition, claimed that Texas’ public school finance system was unconstitutional because it does not treat both taxpayers and Texas school children fairly. More than 150 school districts are represented by the coalition. Named as defendants in the lawsuit were Texas Commissioner of Education Robert Scott, Texas Comptroller Susan Combs and the Texas State Board of Education.