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Early Voting Ongoing for Local School Bond Election

Voters in the Highland Park Independent School District are headed to the polls to decide the fate of a bond election.

On Monday, early voting began in the race to approve a bond election for HPISD. The bond's price tag is $15,000 and will be used to fund some campus upgrades, if approved. Reports also indicate that voters in the Highland Park district can expect a tax increase of a little over four cents per $100 in property valuation, if the bond is approved.

HPISD trustees voted 6-1 to call the bond election in January. Trustee Tonya Detten was the only vote against calling the bond election, as she stated in the approved minutes of the January 17th meeting that she would have preferred the bond's price tag to be $14,000 instead of the ultimately approved $15,000 price tag.

Early voting in this election is currently ongoing at all early voting locations in Potter County through Friday. Early voting will also take place on Monday and Tuesday of next week. Election day is Saturday, May 5th.

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