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10/12/06-Bullard

Bullard Bond Proposal On November Ballot

Voters in Bullard will be faced with a school bond proposal this November.

It's for $28.5 million dolllars and would pay for a new, 4,500 seat athletic stadium, a new school for 2nd through 4th graders, a new fine arts center, as well as gym and cafeteria expansions at the high school. There would also be district-wide renovations at existing schools.

If the bond passed, a taxpayer with a $150,000 home would actually see their taxes drop by $175 next year, rather than going up. That's because of the recent, state mandated property tax cuts.

Darren Davis is the treasurer of a committee called For The Future Of Bullard ISD. He says they're trying to get the facts out the public about why they say the bond is necessary.

"We are not a comittee that's promoting growth. We are not saying, 'Let's do this so this town will grow.' It's a neat town now. It will be a neat town 10 years from now. What we're doing is addressing the growth.  We're trying to address that and stay ahead of the game, versus playing catch-up," says Davis.

The committee says the last bond was passed was eight years ago, and it paid for the construction of the  high school. They say the new bond would accomodate 800 new students in the district.

Lindsay Wilcox/Reporting: lwilcox@kltv.com

 

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