Major CSISD School Bond Passes by Wide Margin

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Voters in College Station overwhelmingly approved a huge bond Saturday for their city's school district.

With 2,176 votes (or 71 percent), the $67.42 million school bond was given the go-ahead. Only 1,144 voters gave the thumbs down to the bond.

According to CSISD, a new elementary school will be estabished in College Station as a result of the victory. In addition, College Hills Elementary will be torn down, and a new building will be erected. Those projects will cost $16.5 million and $18 million respectively.

Also scheduled are $13 million-worth of renovations and additions at various schools, including work on the Career and Technology classrooms and A&M Consolidated High School, as well as the addition of a fine arts music classroom at College Station Middle School.

Athletics facilities will also be renovated to the tune of $8.8 million. Two field houses and the CSISD Athletic Stadium will have worked done on them.

College Station's school board will be unchanged after Saturday's election. Three incumbents -- Garland Watson, Mary Broussard and Randall Pitcock -- were unchallenged in their bids for reelection.

Bryan's school board races were also uncontested. Carl Hasan will return as a trustee, and Maritza Hoffman and Douglas Wunneburger will be new on the board.