Glasscock County ISD Hopes to Pass $20M Bond 9/27/13
CBS 7 News
Glasscock County Independent School District is trying to pass a twenty million dollar bond for the vote in early November, which would mostly be used for campus renovations. Superintendent Tom Weeaks will be handing out packets to parents at a school meeting tonight with more information.
In the packet there is a breakdown of how much taxpayers would pay each year according to the taxable value on their homes.
"Oil, gas and wind land pays about 97% of our taxes," says Weeaks.
Still some wonder how this will affect them in the long run. One parent we spoke to asks what happens in a few years if there's more growth and the school wants yet another bond?
Weeaks says these updates are necessary for the future, especially since they are a property wealthy school, and don't get to keep most of their tax collections normally.
"They deserve the best, if we expect the best, then we should give them the best," Weeaks commented.
One of the major renovations would be for a new gymnasium. The current one is over 50 years old and is in need of updates. The gym here now, especially needs lights and seating improvements to accommodate spectators.
"It really is for the kids, if not for the ones here now, for the ones in the future," Weeaks says on why they want this bond.
Other changes are adding six classrooms and one science lab, restructuring the bus lanes to improve safety, relocating the playground with a safer surface closer to the football field, and moving the football field with better bleachers.
On November 5th we will find out whether the bond passes or not.
For more information on the bond you can visit: www.gckats.net or contact Superintendent Tom Weeaks at firstname.lastname@example.org or 432-354-2230.