The piles of dirt, rock, tree branches, and assorted other backfill behind Blanco Middle School is now getting hauled away, providing a safer environment for the students and giving the residents on Country Road a better view.
“This a combined effort on the part of the school district, the county, and the city,” explains Superintendent Dr. Buck Ford. “The benefit to the school district is that we’re able to dispose of a lot of backfill that has been at the middle campus for 20 years.”
County Commissioners Johnny Wood and Paul Granberg volunteered to help the school out, Commissioner Wood said. “We furnished a couple of trucks, a loader, and four guys. It’s been pretty good hauling, close to 200 loads now. There’s a lot of material there.”
The school district is paying for the fuel and the county is furnishing the equipment and the manpower. Wayde Wagner, David Cooley, Jason Cortez, and Vernon Wagenfehr have been working to clear the debris, including some that was dumped by people other than the school district.
The middle school P.E. track runs along the property line, around the piles.
“It’s going to look good when they get it cleaned up,” Wood added.