WICHITA FALLS, TX (TNN) - City View ISD and Iowa Park CISD will more forward with plans after voters passed both bonds over the weekend.
Out of 230 voters, 176 were for City View’s $10 million bond.
"Our district is riding high," said Superintendent, Tony Bushong. "Everybody is excited and ready to get started."
This bond will help the school district renovate every bathroom in the elementary school and replace air conditioning and heating units.
It will also help expand the field house at the Junior/Senior High School for locker rooms.
The agriculture shop is also developing into a CTE building. The add on will allow career and technology courses to move in.
“We’ve got some great plans for our CTE. We’re looking at starting a farm-to-table program and in the process of that we needed kitchens,” said Bushong. “The high school at this time has one little stove, one little dish washer, and one sink and it’s just not enough to have a program. So, we are excited about that.”
Repairing all the damage the school has on the walls and floors at the Junior/Senior High School due to foundation problems is also on the list along with building a new administration building.
Bushong said some of the projects will begin in June but the majority of the upgrades for City View ISD will start in the fall. Residents with a home value of $100,000 will see a monthly tax increase of $5.
At Iowa Park CISD the excitement is also real.
"We're very thankful of the support that the community has shown to the school district," said Iowa Park CISD Superintendent, Steven Moody. "The results of the election indicates that the community is supportive of our kids and wants to see the school district continue to grow."
For Iowa Park CISD, 502 out of 792 voters said yes to the $24.5 million bond with the majority of the money going towards W.F. George Middle School.
“Safety security is the most important thing for all school districts around the nation right now and it [bond] does allow us to create an atmosphere at the middle school to where we are finally going to have the entire middle school under one roof,” said Moody.
The bond will also help secure the entrance plus demolish and rebuild 16 classrooms that have been used since 1940. A homeowner in this district living in a $100,000 home will see an increase of $16 a month.
Those 65 and older will not see an increase.