A look at potential projects to be included on the Killeen Independent School District’s possible bond issue is on the agenda for the KISD bond steering committee tonight.
Among those projects are three new elementary schools and a new middle school, all listed on the district’s Strategic Facility Plan. A new high school estimated to cost $173 million, and a new stadium predicted to cost $50 million are listed as “additional considerations” on the Strategic Facility Plan.
Renovations and repairs to older school buildings in the district could possibly be included as part of the bond issue.
The total of all projects under consideration amounts to nearly $500 million, however, the district has not said what the bond amount could be. KISD wants to the put the bond to voters in May.
Tonight’s bond steering committee’s agenda includes a presentation about how school finance works and an overview of KISD finances. Tax impact scenarios and the district’s bonding capacity will be discussed.
The 52 committee members will break into small groups for part of the discussion, then share ideas as a large group, with a question and answer period available.
Questions from the public and comments about the bond issue can be submitted on the special website created for the bond steering committee: www.killeenisdbsc.org.
Videos of the bond steering committee meetings, and documents presented at the meetings, are also available on the website.
The bond steering committee meeting will begin at 6 p.m. at East Ward Elementary School, 1608 E. Rancier Ave.