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The Killeen Independent School District bond steering committee will have a chance to see the Career Center during a meeting tonight.

The past two weeks, the committee members have seen Harker Heights High School and East Ward Elementary School.

This is part of a plan for the committee members to view first-hand the needs of the older buildings in the district, according to superintendent John Craft.

On the bond steering committee agenda tonight will be a review of potential projects considered for inclusion on the proposed bond issue. A cost analysis of the potential projects will also be discussed, along with steps to building a project budget.

These projects must be prioritized and a recommendation finalized prior to the KISD Board of Trustees meeting Dec. 12, according to district officials. The board must call for a bond election before the Feb. 16 deadline, in order for the bond to be considered by voters on the May 5, 2018, ballot.

The projects include three new elementary schools, a new middle school, and a new high school. Renovations to older district schools would involve bringing the buildings into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, safety and security upgrades, and repairing infrastructure issues.

At last week’s meeting, RBC Capital presented scenarios for a $175 million, $350 million or $500 million bond issue, with the impact to property taxes ranging from $44 to $209 on a home valued at $150,000 with a state homestead exemption.

Information previously presented at the bond steering committee meetings, and videos of those meetings, may be viewed at www.killeenisdbsc.org.

Members of the public may also submit comments and questions on the website.

The bond steering committee meeting will begin at 6 p.m. at the KISD Career Center, 1320 Stagecoach Road. The meeting is open to the public.

254-501-7568 | jferraro@kdhnews.com

(1) comment

eyewatchingu

Vote No on this bond.
Voting NO will let our city leaders understand we the tax payers are sick of paying for wasteful spending on Beverly hill dreams.
Voting No on this Bond will say, we will no longer pay for the 13 gangs in our schools.
Voting No on this Bond will say, we the homeowners will no longer pay for things, so the KISD and city officials can profit off us, and get re-elected.
Vote No on this bond and send the message, NO MORE WASTE of TAX PAYER AND RATE PAYERS MONY.
Vote no one this send the message sell the Million dollar score board and start teaching.

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