TYLER, Texas (KETK) – The Chapel Hill ISD Board of Trustees unanimously voted to call a bond totaling $125,240,000 for May 7 elections, targeting improvements for all campuses and the construction of a new multipurpose facility.
The first meeting for the 2022 bond and a virtual facility tour led by Superintendent Lamond Dean will take place online at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday. A Spanish-speaking meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. To join the virtual meeting, click here or dial 470-241-5244 and enter PIN 510 693 507#.
For a $100,000 home (taxable value), this increase to the tax rate would equal $192.42 per year, or just over $16.04 per month. Taxes would not increase for voters 65 and up with a homestead exemption.
“We’ve spent a lot of time in the last six months, working with a long range facility planning committee,” said Superintendent Lamond Dean.
The bond is broken into Proposition A and Proposition B.
“This is an example of what the ballot might look like in the event that the proposition moves forward,” said Dean.
Proposition A – $113,060,000
- Wise Elementary: Build new classrooms, renovate gym and renovate office space
- Jackson Elementary: Build new classrooms and renovate gym
- Kissam Intermediate: Renovate office and library spaces, add driveway
- Junior High: Build a new campus
- High School: Build a new CTE facility
- Other: Build a new operations and transportation facility
Proposition B – $12,180,000
- Multipurpose Center: Build a new multipurpose activity center for band, highlighters, cheerleaders, athletics and community functions
Chapel Hill ISD School Board President Les Schminkey said, “It has been 15 years since Chapel Hill community has voted to pass a bond. In the Fall of 2021, an assessment of our facilities was completed by Texas Association of School Boards Facilities Services and was reviewed by the Long Range Facility Planning Committee made up of community members and district staff. The committee proposed a Facility Master Plan in December which has led us to where we are now, calling a bond.”
Superintendent Dean said the next step is to make sure that there are registered voters in the community.
Voters within the boundaries of the district can vote on two ballot items during early voting on April 25 through May 3, or during Election Day on May 7.