AISD Approves $87 Million Bond for November Election

Published 08/26 2013 10:12PM

Updated 08/26 2013 10:48PM

The Abilene Independent School District voted 7-0 to put a $87 million bond on the November 5th election. If voters approve the bond, taxes would go up about $50 per household per year.

The bond would replace three schools, fund technological and security upgrades and renovations district-wide

Educators say it's necessary due to conditions of some of the old buildings. Teachers at Woodson Early Childhood Learning Center say they do the best with what they have, but a new building - which they would get if the bond is approved - would make the educational environment even better.

The school board says that two schools being replaced, Bonham and Johnston, were renovated with previous bond money. Those will still be replaced, and items like air conditioning units will be salvaged and used in new buildings.

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