Killeen patriot

So Killeen ranked 1367 out of 1555 school districts in Texas for tax rate. The new tax rate we will join the schools at 875 - 886. So we will be close to median for tax rate in the state. As a parent, I for one am willing to pay my extra $200/year for better schools and less crowding. I …

Here is what I have to say..... all Y'all need to move. That's right... MOVE! Half the facts in these comments are wrong. The new chemical company makes industrial grade hydrogen peroxide, not sulfuric acid. I think the fact speak for themselves. The district has built over 12 buildings…

sometimes the cost to maintain an older building is greater than the cost of busing students to a newer facility. It is hard to say closing sugarloaf is a bad decision without all of the facts. I do not know how much the district spends maintaining that school, so I do not know if it cost …

We do not really have a teacher to student ratio problem in the elementary schools in Killeen. We have 36 elementary schools with plans to build another new one along with the new build for the consolidating schools. KISD is not just closing 4 elementary schools, they are consolidating the…

I for one think the citizenship questions does not go far enough. We should have census workers go door to door and have the occupants provide documented proof they are a citizen. I mean, if I was here illegally I would just say yes on the census. How would they know if I lied? It is far…

Cherbear - what is your problem? Yes, they where on the bond steering committee together. Yes, they had conversations at that time and decided to create a PAC to encourage the public to vote yes. That is how almost any initiative is started. So do you think John Craft and the board perso…

clearly you do not have a high school student in the KISD school system. Classes of 40 - 50 students. Everyday is a safety hazard. Our tax rate is below belton, cove, salado and it will still be below belton and cove. What is a few more dollars to improve our school district? So sad tha…

Killeen patriot commented on 'There's a little disconnect'

The problem is the rates to fly out of killeen. It cost less in gas and parking to drive to austin or dallas for the cheaper ticket. My wife recently went on a flight and we bought the ticket 2 months early. Round trip from Killeen was $450, so we went to dallas and the rate was $183. I …

I actually disagree with this article, because there should be no path to citizenship. If they want to become a citizen, then they should have to go back to their country of origin and apply to come here legally. If we make exceptions so that they can stay, then they should not be allowed…

sorry to hear your children had a bad experience at KISD. It sounds like you are judging the whole district on the schools that your children attended. Did you know that lunch policies are set by that specific schools administration? My son is in high school and he loves lunch time. He s…