Fort Stockton to Have a Bond Election in November 9/16/13
CBS 7 News
September 16, 2013
The Fort Stockton Independent School District is planning for a bond election in November. The November bond election would be mainly for renovations and repairs for Fort Stockton ISD according to High school Principal, Gil-Rey Madrid. He says this bond will be applied to any program that needs the expansion or update. The Fort Stockton high school band is one of the biggest it's ever been.
"In high school we have 95 [students]," says High School Band Director, Michael Davis. He says they've had to make changes during rehearsals for the amount of kids they have. "When we try to break up into sections, we really don't have much place to go. Today we broke up into three groups, four groups, and had to take a group outside."
Davis says he's hoping the bond might help the band hall expand.
"Any program is up to look to be evaluated to see if we need to improve on what's in that program," says Madrid. According to him, much of the proposed bond would be for the school infrastructure. They need to repair the school roof, heating and cooling, and want to make the building run more efficiently. "Some of the other things, they are looking into improving of transportation and other things in the school district like safety."
We've been told that the administrators and the school board are hoping to ask the community to vote in favor of a bond election for a little over $30,000, but that number has not yet been confirmed
Davis hopes that some of that money could go towards the band needs.
"Like I said, our school board really does take care of us," repeated Davis.
Madrid says he expects that most of the city will be on board, especially since the majority of the funds, almost 80/90%, are from mineral rights. The remaining amount would be from real estate and tax values in the district.