Henderson school board to consider bond election

Henderson school board to consider bond election

POSTED: Monday, February 25, 2013 - 11:33am

UPDATED: Monday, February 25, 2013 - 11:44am

The Board of Trustees for the Henderson Independent School District will conduct a special meeting at noon today to decide whether to call a $27 million bond election in May.

The only two election times a bond proposal may be presented to voters are in May and November.

If the election is called, the main — and most likely only — project to be funded would be construction of a new Henderson Middle School.

While there has been some discussion of what should be done with the auditorium adjacent to the middle school, Superintendent Keith Boles has said he strongly recommends the bond issue focus on the middle school only.

The middle school was built in 1953 and houses 6th, 7th and 8th grades.

A similar proposal was narrowly defeated by voters in 2010 and 2011. In November 2011, the district’s bond election failed by fewer than 100 votes: 1,854 in favor and 1,941 against.

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