Election Day Saturday Includes Local School Bond Elections

Saturday is Election Day and several area school districts are having bond elections for their districts.

Navasota ISD's includes:

Proposition 1 - $57,769,801

· Maintenance upgrades (HVAC, Roofing, Electrical, Plumbing, Furnishings)

· High Point Elementary Security and Classroom Additions

· John C. Webb Elementary Security, Parking, Playground, and Parent Drop-off

· Navasota Intermediate Security, Classroom Additions and PE Facility Renovation

· High School/Jr. High Classroom Additions and Renovations

· High School Career and Technology/Fine Arts Addition

Proposition 2 - $3,872,000

· Brosig Auditorium Renovations
· NISD Administration Building Renovations (Historic High School)

The total tax impact is expected to not exceed $240 annually on a $100,000 home, or $20 a month.

Caldwell ISD voters will decide on a $5,744,000 Qualified School Construction Bond proposal that includes:

DISTRICT WIDE CAPITAL EXPENDITURES
• Secure building entrances
• Security cameras, infrastructure, and equipment
• Paging, emergency communications, and intercoms
• Technology infrastructure and equipment
ELEMENTARY & INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL CAPITAL EXPENDITURES
• HVAC replacement and upgrades
• Ventilation and air quality improvements
• New flooring
• Technology infrastructure
HIGH SCHOOL CAPITAL EXPENDITURES
• New roof
• HVAC replacement, upgrades, and improvements
• Increase electrical capacity
• Replace ceiling grid and tiles

TECHNOLOGY BUILDING CAPITAL EXPENDITURES
• Remodel network closet
• Backup AC
• New generator, equipment, and additional storage
ADDITIONAL RENOVATIONS, REPAIRS, INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS, & TECHNOLOGY
• As the QSCB program and budget allows

Acting Superintendent Dr. Timothy Cuff tells us the type of bond will mean no new taxes for Caldwell ISD tax payers.

Somerville ISD is also considering a $12.5 million bond issue.

61 percent of the funds would be used for the construction of a brand new elementary school while the old junior high would be demolished.

Somerville would also build a new high school vocational building as well as high school science classroom space, and some high school remodeling.

If approved the tax increase would be .35 cents per $100 valuation minus the $15,000 Homestead Exemption.


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