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Vernon ISD may get $40 million bond

Published: Oct. 20, 2021 at 6:58 PM CDT
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VERNON, Texas (KAUZ) - Voters in Wilbarger county are being asked to pass a $40 million bond for the Vernon Independent School District.

If approved, the bond will be a big change for Vernon ISD. Superintendent Jeff Byrd says the facilities committee recommended combing two schools which will help save the district money.

“Our district can save up to $12,000 a month and close to a $124,000 a year where we can redirect that money that were spending on utilities and use that on instruction and students,” said Byrd.

Byrd said the plan is to combine Central Elementary and Shive Elementary into one school. It will also add a new state-of-the-art media center to the high school. Early voting started Monday and voters have until Oct. 29 to cast their ballot early.

Election day is Nov. 2. Early voting locations can be found here.

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