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AISD urges taxpayers to vote in upcoming school bond election

By Kristen Pope, Reporter, kpope@ktxs.com
Published On: Sep 15 2013 08:01:00 PM CDT
Updated On: Sep 16 2013 11:08:19 AM CDT
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ABILENE, Texas -

The Abilene Independent School District is in the process of educating voters about a proposed multi-million dollar bond that will appear on the November ballot.

The bond would cost taxpayers $87 million. Based on the average value on homes in Abilene ISD, taxes would increase a little over $4 a month.

The money would go toward high priority needs for the district, such as safety and security upgrades on all campuses. It would also mean new schools for Bowie, Bonham and Johnston elementary schools, and district-wide technology improvements and renovations.

The school district urges voters to learn more about the bond and make time to vote.

"I would encourage folks to show up and learn about the issues and participate," AISD Superintendent Dr. Heath Burns said. "I think it's a civic responsibility regardless of how you decide to vote, I think it's your job to learn the issues and participate in the election."

The bond election is set for November 5th.

Here's a list of information meetings about the school bond proposal:

Tuesday, September 17 at Bowie at 7pm.
Wednesday, September 18 at Bonham at 6pm.
Tuesday, September 24 at Johnston at 6:30pm

Agenda Review meeting: Monday, October 7 at Johnston at 5:30pm
Regular Board Meeting: Monday, October 14 at Mann Middle School at 5:30pm
Agenda Review Meeting: Monday, November 4 at Bowie at 5:30pm.