Board of Education Calls May Bond Election
February 13, 2018
The San Angelo ISD Board of Education voted unanimously to call a bond election for May 5, 2018. The Board action follows a recommendation from the District’s Long-Range Facilities Planning Committee (LRFPC) to address aging conditions, security upgrades across the district, and facilities for evolving and growing student programs.
“I am thankful to the members of our Long-Range Facilities Planning Committee for the time they spent assessing our facilities and planning for the future of our district,” said Dr. Carl Dethloff, superintendent of San Angelo ISD. “Each member added value to the process and brought an important perspective. Their work is a continuation from the 2008 bond program.”
Development of the 2018 bond proposal involved an in-depth process of information gathering, research, and community input. In September, San Angelo ISD convened its LRFPC and committee members met six times during a five-month period to study and prioritize the District’s current and long-term facility needs. On Monday, January 22, the committee presented its recommendations to the Board of Trustees.
The committee’s recommendation included a priority on campuses and projects that were not included in the 2008 bond referendum. The May 5 bond package totals $148,900,000 and includes new construction, additions and renovations at the following campuses:
- Alta Loma Elementary School
- Austin Elementary School
- Belaire Elementary School
- Bonham Elementary School
- Bowie Elementary School
- Fannin Elementary School
- Fort Concho Elementary School
- McGill Elementary School
- Glenn Middle School
- Lincoln Middle School
- Central High School
- Central Freshman
- Lake View High School
- Alternative Learning Center
The proposed bond referendum could increase the school district tax rate by approximately 14.25 cents, for a total tax rate of $1.3525. For the average SAISD home value of approximately $154,000, this represents an increase of $15.32 per month.
San Angelo ISD residents will have the opportunity to vote on the bond referendum during Early Voting, April 23-May 1, and on Election Day, Saturday, May 5.
More information about the bond proposal can be found online at www.SAISDBond.org.