Tyler Junior College has scheduled two town-hall-style meetings to discuss the upcoming $25 million bond election.
The TJC board of trustees called the May 12 bond election for the purpose of funding the construction of a nursing and health sciences building.
Early voting begins April 30 and ends May 8.
College President Dr. Mike Metke will lead the meetings and some board members are expected to be at both.
The second meeting will be in the Family Learning Center at TISD’s Douglas Elementary School, 1508 N. Haynie Ave.
TJC spokesman Fred Peters said the purpose of the meetings is to be “as open or informative as we possibly can.”
He said the college wants the public to be aware of the bond election and what is being proposed.
However, failing campus infrastructure forced the college to prioritize maintenance projects over the new building for several years.
The college issued $24.5 million in maintenance tax notes to fund the infrastructure improvements, which have since been completed.
Now, administrators have said, they are ready to move forward with this effort.
The TJC tax district is comprised of properties with the Tyler, Chapel Hill, Lindale, Winona, Grand Saline and Van independent school districts.
Portions of the Tyler and Chapel Hill districts are not within the TJC district, according to information provided by the college.
For more information, visit www.tjc.edu/bondproposal.