School Bond Proposition 1 Passes

November 5, 2008

Voters in San Angelo approved Proposition 1 of a two part school bond proposal Tuesday. The vote, 52% for and 48% against, gives the go-ahead for greatly needed renovation and new construction on eleven campuses.

Proposition 1 designates $117 million in school bonds to pay for work at Holiman, Bradford, Reagan, Glenmore, San Jacinto, Santa Rita, Crockett and Goliad elementary schools, Lee Middle School, and Central and Lake View high schools.

Approximately $71.5 million will be used for improvements at these campuses including renovations and repairs to existing facilities; mechanical, electrical, and plumbing upgrades; making campuses compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act; and other site improvements.

Approximately $45.5 million will go toward new science labs, career and technology classes, new classrooms to replace portable buildings, and administrative offices at Central High School to consolidate all the offices into one building.

Construction projects will include 88 new classrooms/special use rooms, 24 new science labs/classrooms, 3 new cafeterias, and 4 new/expanded libraries.

SAISD superintendent Dr. Carol Ann Bonds expressed her thanks to San Angelo voters. "The generous community of San Angelo has once again shown its support for education. We take seriously the trust the voters have placed in us and will demonstrate integrity while accomplishing the goals in this bond proposal in the most efficient way possible."

With the approval of Proposition 1, the district will immediately begin working on the specifications of the bond proposal. The first steps will be to solidify construction timelines, hire bond underwriters, and move forward with architectural detail work.

For updates and details about what is included in this bond proposal, click here to visit our bond website.