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Electra ISD Officials Putting Bond Work into Action

After their school bond proposal passed earlier this month, Electra ISD leaders are taking the first steps in putting that plan into action.
Electra ISD Superintendent Scott Hogue says he's thankful for the community's support in the May 10 election.

"We passed an $11.98 million bond," Hogue says.

Of that money, about $1.3 million will be used for renovations at Electra Elementary School.

"We have an auditorium that we don't really use very much. We're going to make that into two really nice computer labs," Hogue says. "Moving our offices from a cramped little office area to a nice drive-thru, drop-off with airlock security and one point of entrance."

The rest of the money will be used for a new junior high and high school building.

"We're going to have a wing that's just for the junior high and a wing for the high school," Hogue says. "In between those two wings, we'll have some commons areas like cafeterias, libraries, offices."

Officials are now selling the bonds, offering them locally first.

"In July we'll have a board meeting to secure those. They should be deposited in our account in August," Hogue says.

At that point, they'll accept bids from construction companies, pick a bid in November, then hopefully break ground in December.

With passage of that bond, property taxes on a $100,000 home will go up almost $21 per month in the district.
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