MEMORIAL HERMANN SIGNS AGREEMENT WITH PEARLAND ISD

Now, if we could find a benefactor for academics…

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We are grateful for the recently-approved agreement between Memorial Hermann Health Systems and Pearland ISD. It provides benefit to both our athletic program and the medical education we are newly providing our students.

As is true in many districts, there is a long “wish list” of items desired for the athletic program. When I arrived here in 2011, parents and coaches lobbied for, among other things, a video scoreboard to enhance the spectator/athlete experience at our stadium. But I cautioned that such an item should not come from taxpayer funds — since there are many more pressing academic needs. The door was left open if the athletic director could find private donations to fund the project.

Not coincidentally, the hospital system is now enlarging its presence in our growing community and seeks high visibility for its services. When our athletic director approached Memorial Hermann, the video scoreboard became a topic of mutual benefit. Essentially, in exchange for a payment to…

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