Bonham ISD’s School Board has called a $53.6 million bond for the May 7, 2022, election.
“This process has been a community effort over the last six months with a Bond Planning Committee. The Committee included citizens, city leaders, board members, teachers, and parents. The Committee dedicated several months to data collection, evaluations, and planning to put this bond package together,” said Superintendent of Schools Kelly Trompler.
The district’s financial advisor has determined there would be no school tax rate increase to finance this bond.
Likewise, there will be no tax rate reduction if the voters do not approve the bonds and the existing I&S tax rate of 34 cents will continue.
The Bond Planning Committee’s final report and recommendation was presented to the Board where it was reviewed, discussed and deliberated upon.
A list of items that will be on the bond referendum for citizens to vote on are outlined below.
● L.H. Rather Junior High ○ Renovation of upstairs classrooms, the 1992 addition, to house grade 6 ○ New two-story classroom addition north of competition gym housing grades 7-8 ○ New multi-purpose facility, including a stage for student performances ○ New Vo-Ag classrooms ○ New Band Hall ○ New Cafeteria in main building ○ Robyn C. Hill Competition Gym renovation ○ Practice field relocated to south end of campus
● Finley-Oates renovations
● Bailey Inglish renovations We are asking every citizen to be educated about the bond.
“It is important to have your voice heard during this election. Remind your friends, neighbors, and relatives to get involved and ask questions.”
Bonham ISD residents will have the opportunity to vote on the Bond Referendum beginning with early voting April 25 – May 3, and on Election Day, May 7, 2022.
Visit Bonham ISD’s bond website for more information, at BonhamISDBond.com, or reach out to me personally with any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org.