Groesbeck ISD voters to determine Fate of $5,000,000 bond election

By Tom Hawkins

The voters of the Groesbeck Independent School District will determine the fate of a $5,000,000 bond election on Tuesday, November 7.

Early voting for the November 7th election is now underway with early voting to end on Friday. In Limestone County early voting is taking place at the Limestone County Courthouse (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) each day and at the Limestone County Courthouse Annex in Mexia (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.) each day.

The bond proposal will appear on the GISD ballot as follows:

“Groesbeck Independent School District -- Proposition A -- The issuance of  $5,000,000 of bonds for the construction, renovation and equipment of school building in the district and the purchase of school buses, and the levying of the tax in payment thereof.”

The bond issue is to finance the following:

*$15,000 for new fence around the playground.

*$50,000 for replace of doors at Middle School.

*$400,000 for replacement of air handlers at the high school.

*$600,000 for sealing of brick wall at high school.

*$120,000 to address brick lintels at the High School.

*$800,000 for general maintenance --- $200,000 a year for 4 years.

*$3 million for new buses and white fleet.

The bond issue was proposed by the GISD Facilities Committee which is comprised of various members of the school district community with the GISD school board approving the proposal for the bond issue.

In regard to the bus purchase it was pointed out that new regulations require school buses to have seat belts and also warranties on current buses are expiring and at the present the school district has no mechanics to work on the buses. The Facilities Committee added the school district could make $1.4 million to $1.8 million that stays in the district.

Groesbeck Journal

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Groesbeck, TX 76642
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