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Kilgore ISD trustees issue final bond sale

Kilgore ISD trustees issue final bond sale
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POSTED: Tuesday, November 27, 2012 - 9:30pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, November 27, 2012 - 9:44pm

KILGORE — A phase of Kilgore ISD drew to a close Monday night as the board of trustees authorized its final sale on its 2010 bond building project.

The school board unanimously approved selling its final $9.5 million installment of school bonds with a 1.29 percent interest rate. FTN Financial Capital Markets had the winning bid, said Doug Whitt of Southwest Securities.

In May 2010, Kilgore ISD taxpayers approved a $55 million bond package that included a new Kilgore Heights Elementary School and Maude Laird Middle School, renovation to Chandler Elementary School, and renovations and additions at Kilgore Intermediate School.

Trustees sold their first $41 million bond installment in 2010 at an interest rate of about 4 percent and a second installment of about $4.25 million interest-free, Whitt said. The final sale, with its 1.29 percent interest rate, is being obtained at a time of “historic record lows,” Whitt said.

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