BULLARD (TNS) -- Trustees voted to call a $40 million bond election during Thursday's Bullard ISD school board meeting.

If approved, the funds would provide needed educational space for current and future Bullard ISD students due to growth in enrollment, according to a press release issued by the district.

The board approved the 2015 bond package based on the recommendation of the Citizen's Committee, which has diligently engaged in conversations with the board, staff and community since October 2009.

Information about the proposed bond package was presented to the school board by Rodger Johnson, spokesman for the Citizen's Committee.

The bond election would result in a tax increase of no more than 20 cents, or $25.25, monthly on a home valued at $166,482.

However, the release pointed out, senior residents will not be affected by the proposed increase, as amounts are frozen when a taxpayer turns 65 years old.

Early voting begins Monday, April 27, and runs through Tuesday, May 5; the election will be held Saturday, May 9, with a list of polling locations available as the election approaches.

Additional information about the bond election posted is posted on the BISD webpage, www.bullardisd.net/bond-2015.


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