Having received extensive information on potential projects for inclusion in the Killeen Independent School District’s proposed bond issue, the bond steering committee will tackle prioritizing those projects and discussing cost analysis for each at a meeting Thursday night.
This third meeting of the bond steering committee acts as a KISD Board of Trustees meeting, due to the attendance of KISD board members.
The committee will review the steps to build a project budget prior to launching into the prioritization process, according to the agenda for the meeting.
The main projects being considered for inclusion in the bond issue are three new elementary schools, a new middle school and a new high school. Renovations to older school buildings will be reviewed. The bond steering committee’s recommendation will be presented to the KISD board at its Dec. 12 meeting. The board must call for a bond election by the Feb. 16 , 2018 deadline, in order for the bond to be considered by voters on the May 5, 2018, ballot.
Potential bond amounts discussed at last week’s bond steering meeting were $175 million, $350 million and $500 million.
Depending on which option could be chosen, the property taxes for those owning a home valued at $150,000, minus the homestead exemption, could rise between $44 and $209 per year.
After a question-and-answer period, the bond steering committee will break into small groups to perform a prioritization exercise.
All information previously presented at the bond steering committee meetings, and videos of those meetings, may be viewed on the website: 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.