Parents in Chapel Hill voice concerns over $31.2 million bond


POSTED: Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - 5:23pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - 5:56pm

A group of parents in Chapel Hill are voicing their concerns over an upcoming bond election.

The Chapel Hill Independent School District is asking taxpayers for $31.2 million.

According to the district's website, the bond proposal includes renovations and upgrades for all four schools and other upgrades throughout the district.

Tammy Humes, who has a third grader in the district, tells KETK the school officials are not properly informing parents about the bond.

She also says the bond will add a bigger burden on taxpayers in the small district.

"They're indicating that the school district is $20 million in debt," said Humes."That's almost true. We are $20 million in debt on principle. What is not included in that is the $14 million in interest that is also due on back bonds."

Humes tells KETK, on September 18, she submitted a Freedom of Information Act request asking for a line item spreadsheet to see where every penny of the bond will be spent.

School officials have 10 days to respond to her request.

KETK spoke with officials at Chapel Hill who say the details about the bond are on the website.

You can read more by clicking here.

KETK plans to speak with Chapel Hill Superintendent, Donnie Cook, Wednesday.

Early voting for the bond will began on October 21st, and voters will decide on the issue, November 5th.

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