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School Changes?: A Breakdown of the $125 Million Bond is Discussed

The breakdown of how the Wichita Falls Independent School District proposed bond amount of $125-million will be spent is becoming clearer.  On Tuesday, W.F.I.S.D. School Board members had a final special session to discuss the bond proposal once more before they take a vote on Wednesday. 

"We want to make sure that whatever money we appropriate, that we're doing it right, that we're not building something that would not be proud of.  We did go line item by line item.  We've been working on the bond proposal and the final numbers," said President of the W.F.I.S.D. School Board, Kevin Goldstein.  

Over $24-million will be spent for a new C.T.E. center, a career tech school. $10-million will be spent at Hirschi High School for renovations and a little over $2-million will be spent at McNeil Jr. High for  renovations to convert it into a 9th grade center. 

Many residents are wondering how this will affect their tax dollars.

"As we've kind of formulated to a $125-million bond package, around $43-$45-million of that bond will represent a rollover from a previous bond.  What we'll be looking at is an $80-$82-million bond that will have a direct effect on everyone’s taxes on a monthly and annual basis," said Goldstein. 

Board members want the $125-million bond amount to be fair.  Board members also want to have enough money to do the bond proposal project justice. 

"That's why we work so hard to make sure we have the right numbers.  I appreciate Dr. Froussard and the all of the administration for working diligently and with as many people as they can to come up with a good number.  I think we have one," said Goldstein. 

W.F.I.S.D. School Board members are excited they have gotten to this point in the bond proposal. Wednesday, board members will vote on the $125-million bond, finalize basic numbers, and have more on what the bond means for taxpayers. 

Taylor Barnes, Newschannel 6
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