Henderson ISD trustees vote to put $27.7 million bond proposal before voters
From Staff Reports
Feb. 25, 2013 at 6:34 a.m.
Henderson ISD trustees voted unanimously today to put a $27 million bond proposal before voters on the May ballot.
Superintendent Keith Boles has said he strongly recommends the bond issue focus on construction of a new Henderson Middle School.
The middle school, built in 1953, houses sixth, seventh and eighth grades.
A similar proposal was narrowly defeated by voters in 2010 and 2011. In November 2011, the district's bond election failed by fewer than 100 votes: 1,854 in favor and 1,941 against.
The estimated cost for the new school is $27 million. If the bond is approved in May, construction would probably begin in January 2014, and the school could be ready for occupancy in August 2015.
If the bond proposal passes, taxes on a $100,000 home in the district would go up by about $4.88 per month, or about $58.56 per year. The district's tax rate is $1.18.
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