City council supports Henderson school bond vote

City council supports Henderson school bond vote
Thursday, April 25, 2013 - 7:46am

Henderson City Council members agreed unanimously Tuesday to a proclamation in support of the school bond election.

The community will vote May 11 on a $27 million bond package to fund construction of a new middle school for the Henderson Independent School District.


The current middle school was built in 1953 and houses sixth, seventh and eighth grades. A similar proposal was narrowly defeated by voters in May 2010 and November 2011.

The proposal would raise taxes 9 cents per $100 valuation, said school board spokeswoman Stacey Sullivan. The current tax rate is $1.18 per $100 valuation.

Councilman Steve Higginbotham said improving the school would benefit the entire community.


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