(MCT) --- Voters will soon have their say on a proposed bond package for the Cross Roads Independent School District.

Early voting begins runs through May 6. Election Day is May 10.

The $4.5 million bond package would allow the district to build a new gym/student center, almost doubling the seating capacity.

Superintendent Leland Hand said, "It (larger facility) will allow us to have our own graduation," Hand said. "We had Veteran's Day programs, we've had Christmas programs where we couldn't get everyone in the facility."

Hand believes the timing is right for the bond proposal, while interest rates are still low.

If the bond issue passes, the projected tax increase would be an average of no more than $4.87 monthly. The average market value of a home in the district is $73,417.

In November 2012, Cross Roads voters turned down a $6 million proposal for a new gym and agricultural building.






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