Winona ISD bond proposal addresses crowded elementary campus
WINONA, Texas (KLTV) - With three consecutive years of higher enrollment and continued growth, the Winona ISD School Board is making changes to their campus to meet new needs.
The Board approved calling for a $23.5 million bond election which will be presented to voters as three separate propositions. In November, Winona ISD voters will vote on each one individually.
“Study shows that we’re going continue to grow at a rate of about 4.3 percent each year. So the students are coming and we need to make sure we have the proper environment for them to get their education,” says Superintendent Damenion Miller.
Prop A: Renovations to the elementary and middle school cafeterias, a kitchen addition, elementary classroom renovations, elementary classroom additions, and playground safety upgrades. The district says the current elementary school was built and opened in the 1980-81 school year. Prop A is $13.4 million.
Prop B: Renovations to Wildcat Stadium, to include home and visitor bleacher additions, prefabricated press box, LED lighting, a synthetic field turf system, a new track, and concessions with restrooms. Prop B is $6.5 million.
Prop C: Construction of a Game Day Field House for Wildcat Stadium to include home and visitor locker rooms, showers, a training room, officials locker room, and a coaching office. Prop C is $3.6 million.
Winona voters will vote on each proposition individually. If all three are passed, the average homeowner will have a projected cost of $4.32 per month.
Miller says there will be no tax increase for people ages 65 and older living within the district.
The election will take place on Nov. 8.
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