Voters to decide $13.2 million Van ISD bond


Tuesday voters will decide the fate of a $13.2 million bond proposition that would fund expansion of facilities in Van ISD.

"The growth rate of the district over the past several years has increased to a level where it has become necessary to address adding additional classrooms," a news release stated.

The proposed bond issue would address capacity needs at Van Intermediate School, Van Middle School and Van High School.

The bond proposition earmarks $2.6 million for Van Intermediate School to add four classrooms, a restroom expansion and a multipurpose physical education facility.

It sets aside $3.1 million for Van Middle School for a six-classroom expansion, a restroom expansion and an intermediate multi-purpose room.

The bond proposition would provide $7.5 million for Van High School for an 11-classroom expansion, updated shop facilities for ag science and building/metal trades, a graphic design lab, journalism/photography lab, computer aided design/engineering lab, business lab, health science lab and restroom expansion.

If voters approve the bond issue, the school tax on the average house valued at $106,209 would increase six cents from $1.5214 per $100 valuation to $1,5820.

That is an increase in the average taxpayer's school tax of $3.02 per month or $36.34 per year, according to information from the district.


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