Bryan voters get to make a $37.5 million dollar decision May 10th. That is the amount the school board is asking for in its just announced bond election.
If approved, the school board has a long to-do list which includes buying land for two new elementary schools and moving Carver Early Childhood Center to Kemp Elementary, which will then be renovated.
Bowen Elementary is also scheduled for upgrades, along with Jane Long and Sam Rayburn Middle Schools. The new Rudder High School will get additional lighting and equipment.
Trustees also approved a 2008-2009 school calendar which places finals before the winter break. To view the calendar click on the link below.
The following is a statement from BISD regarding the May 10 Bond Election
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BRYAN INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT
MAR. 3, 2008
A May 10 bond election received unanimous approval by the Bryan ISD Board of Trustees in a noon workshop meeting today. The Board will ask voters to approve the issuance of $37.5 million in bonds for the construction, renovation, acquisition and equipment of school buildings, including technology improvements. Land acquisition and the purchase of new school buses will also be included in the bond issue.
If approved by voters, the district's to-do list will include these Priority I projects:
- Land purchases for two future elementary schools;
- New construction to house Carver Early Childhood Center and Kemp Elementary;
- HVAC, finish upgrades and possible parking lot additions/changes for Jane Long and Sam Rayburn middle schools;
- HVAC and finish upgrades for Bowen Elementary;
- Rudder High School athletic facility needs, including field lighting and restroom facilities;
- Rudder High School auditorium lighting and equipment;
- Buses and technology.
If funding is available, Priority II projects may include athletic facility improvements, HVAC and roof repair/replacement and various facilities, and playground equipment.