Public meeting held for Jacksonville ISD $20 million bond proposal

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Jacksonville ISD Board of Trustees calling for a vote proposal on a 21 million dollar bond Monday.  The money would go toward the district’s career and technology education plan and renovating the Tomato Bowl.

The Tomato Bowl was built in the 1940s, and serves as the stadium for Jacksonville ISD sporting events, graduation ceremonies, and a venue space for the city.

According to Superintendent Chad Kelly, the bond would fix multiple issues including seating areas, dressing space for players, and restrooms. Currently, the Tomato Bowl is not compliant with the Americans With Disabilities Act.

Renovations for the facility would cost an estimate of 15 million dollars. Jacksonville ISD plans to hold more public meetings to discuss the bond and host tours for citizens to view the current condition of the Tomato Bowl.

Voting for the proposal will be on May 6. 

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