The Amarillo Independent School District has called a bond election for the November 7th election.
Last night, the Amarillo Independent School District Board of Trustees voted 6-1 to call the bond election for $100 million. Trustee James Allen cast the lone "nay" vote against calling the election.
The bond election will feature requested funding for improvements at each of Amarillo ISD's 55 campuses. The recommendations for campus improvements were presented to the board by a citizen's facilities committee. The improvements were presented as being much needed, as the average age of an AISD campus is 58 years old.
“Over the years, the district has done a good job with the upkeep of our facilities to carry us through to this point, but general maintenance is no longer enough. Replacement is now the only cost-effective solution,” AISD Board President Jim Austin said in a statement. “These projects will enhance the facilities and improve the safety for our students, staff and for the community when they visit our schools.”
If passed, the bond would amount to a $48.02 annual tax increase for a home with the average valuation of $121,000.
The election will take place on November 7th. Early voting will begin on Monday, October 23rd.