White Oak officially calls $25.2 million bond election
POSTED: Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 12:00pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 12:14pm
Longview, TX — White Oak voters will decide in May whether to build a new high school and field house after district trustees called for a bond election Monday.
The $25.2 million bond package also would likely help build a new fine arts building, a 1,200-seat gymnasium and demolish the 1970-era high school.
“We know the general shape, size and location, but there is not a footprint. There is not a floor plan at this time,” Superintendent Mike Gilbert said. “We are excited to start this process.”
The board of trustees voted unanimously to call the election during a special meeting. Trustee Randall Smith offered the motion, and Trustee David Carr seconded.
Gilbert said the next month should help finalize the big picture plans, but a floor plan will not be completed unless the bond is approved by voters.
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