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Voters Approve $100 Million Bond for AISD

A $100 million bond package for the Amarillo Independent School District has been approved by voters in Amarillo.

According to unofficial election results released on Tuesday night, voters narrowly approved the package for AISD, voting 55 percent to 45 percent to award the money to Amarillo ISD. A majority of voters in both counties backed the proposal, as the AISD bond cruised to a slim victory on Tuesday night.

In total about, 8,000 voters cast ballots on the AISD referendum.

Following the vote, AISD board trustee Scott Flow said that the result of the election showed support for AISD's initiatives.

“We are thankful for the trust and support of our community,” Flow said in a statement. “This victory will give the district a much-needed boost to address some of the maintenance issues that come with older facilities, as well as add an additional layer of safety and security measures at some of our schools.”

John Betancourt, another AISD trustee, also expressed pleasure with the results of the election, writing on Facebook, "Thank you Amarillo for voting in support of our scholars."

The money approved on Tuesday night will be used for school improvements around the district, including repairs and renovations at every campus except the Amarillo Area Center for Advanced Learning, De Zavala Middle School and Woodlands Elementary School.

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