KILGORE — Kilgore ISD is shifting forward with the next steps for its just lately handed bond packages, which is able to fund the development of a brand new highschool and varied district enhancements.
Proposition A totals $109 million for the development of a brand new Kilgore High School campus and renovations at Chandler Elementary School. Proposition B, which totals $4 million, is slated to fund ADA renovations at R.E. St. John Stadium.
After the passage of the referendums earlier this month, Kilgore ISD monetary adviser Doug Whitt delivered a report back to board members at Thursday’s assembly to set a timeline for the next steps of the method.
“Congratulations on the election,” Whitt stated, after the referendums handed with greater than 80% voter approval. “At your next board meeting in January, we’ll be asking for board action to approve the issuance of the bonds.”
The most crucial facility want recognized by the amenities committee, and unanimously put on the prime of the listing of bond projects, is the development of a brand new highschool campus. The present campus was constructed virtually 100 years in the past and has seen renovations and additions over time because the district has grown and the variety of college students it serves has elevated.
The second merchandise on the listing is the necessity for renovations at Chandler Elementary. Built in 1960, this facility has additionally seen renovations, together with a six-month street restore challenge accomplished in December 2019. However, there’s nonetheless work to be carried out at Chandler, the district stated, and the bond consists of funding for HVAC repairs and renovations, vitality effectivity upgrades and extra on the web site.
The third merchandise is renovations and repairs at R.E. St. John Stadium. Built in 1938 and expanded in 1948, the power has hosted soccer video games, observe and discipline occasions and commencement and homecoming ceremonies for generations of Kilgore college students. In 1949, KISD deeded one-half curiosity in the stadium to Kilgore College in return for an $8,223 fee and a pledge to function and preserve the power collectively.
At the next Kilgore ISD board assembly in January, the board will vote on promoting the bonds.
Earlier board conversations have put the development of the brand new highschool to be accomplished by 2024.