Bonham Elementary School to be Replaced if Bond Elections are Passed

Published 10/22 2013 01:29PM

Updated 10/22 2013 06:17PM

Abilene Independent School District presented an $87.68 million bond proposal after two years of evaluation and collection of data. This bond proposal is one of four proposals around Taylor County. Merkel I.S.D, Trent I.S.D, and Jim Ned C.I.S.D. also have bonds up for approval by the voters.

Abilene I.S.D.'s plans consist of ten different projects, including replacing three of the district's elementary schools. Johnston, Bonham, and Bowie Elementary schools will all be replaced, if the bond elections are passed. Joe Humphrey, Construction Coordinator for A.I.S.D. explains that the layout and design of these elementary schools are very outdated and present safety concerns.

Bonham Elementary was built in 1953, Bowie Elementary was built in 1951, and Johnston Elementary was built in 1957. While the open design was popular decades ago when the schools were constructed, the fact that the classrooms are easily accessible now raises safety concerns.

The full plan for the bond proposal can be found at

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