POSTED: Wednesday, November 3, 2010 - 2:06pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, November 3, 2010 - 4:07pm
Voters in Jacksonville ISD passed a $50 million school bond Tuesday night.
The money from the bond will be put toward the building of two news schools and to renovate two others.
School officials say that the work will be timed so that the renovations will not affect the student's education.
They also say that the bond will not be sold until January, but they are meeting with architects now to begin planning for the updates.
The new bond brings with it an extra cost to taxpayers... on average, adding just over $11 per month to the district's tax rate.
Here is a list of the JISD updates that will be paid for by the bond:
East Side Elementary - The new school is expected to be built in the same location as the current school, because there is enough land next to the school to accomodate a new building.
Joe Wright Elementary - The new school is planned to be built on land off of US 175.
These new schools will be built to accomodate 700-750 students.
High School - The dining hall of the high school will be turned into a new band hall, and a new dining hall will be built. Science facilities will also be updated, as well as hallways.
Fred Douglass - A new cafeteria is planned, as the current dining hall will be renovated into classrooms. The library will also be updated.