Changes will soon be coming to City View ISD after voters passed a $10 million school bond.
The measure will bring some major improvements to the school district like adding classrooms, fixing bathrooms, changing 40-year-old air conditioning and heating units, and adding a new administration building.
Michael Parker voted for the bond because he felt this was something the school district needed.
“There really wasn’t any part of the bond that wasn’t a necessity one way or another,” Parker said. “I have a 12-year-old daughter that goes to school here and she will be going to school here next year. I wanted to make sure she had what she needed to get a good education.”
City View ISD Superintendent Tony Bushong said he is excited that the bond is now passed and said it is time to get to work.
“We are actually starting this summer with our library and our new band hall,” Bushong said. “But most of the projects will start Sept. 1 because that’s when you really get bonded with the money. That’s when you receive the money.”
The election is taking place just a few months after the district’s former tax collector was charged in an alleged embezzlement scheme and was later fired. Bushong said he is thankful for the community for believing in them.
“We are going to do things the right way,” Bushong said. “Maybe there’s some things done wrong in the past but I can promise from here on out we are going to use this money make all of the improvements at the school. Really help city view go into the next 10 years and to be successful.”
School district officials are looking forward to upgrades and renovations taking place in order to ensure students are getting a perfect education possible for decades to come.
Residents will see a $.08 tax increase, which means residents with a home value of $100,000 would see an annual tax increase of $60.
- For: 176 | 77 percent of the vote
- Against: 54 | 23 percent of the vote