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Killeen ISD considers new bond proposal

Posted at 3:52 PM, Nov 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-26 16:53:19-05

According to Killeen ISD parent Dandrell Enair, it's time for new school buildings in Killeen.

"Some of the schools are just old, like really old," Enair said.

Enair's daughter attends an elementary school in the district and said new buildings could reduce current problems.

"I think it's good, I think it could eliminate some of the crowding in classrooms," said Enair.

These are just some of the reasons why the District's Bond Steering Committee will be meeting again on Dec. 3 to consider what to include in a potential bond package that could be on the ballot next year.

On the list of potential proposals are three new elementary schools and one new middle school. Those would be accompanied with improvements to the district's three high school football stadiums located at Shoemaker, Harker Heights, and Ellison High School.

The projects have not been approved by the board yet and no official district bond proposal has been drafted. However, land for the underlying projects has been bought and the total bond package could total over 300 million dollars.

But as a KISD parent, Dandrell says it is a worthy expense.

"Even if you don't have kids now you might have kids in the future, or your friends might have kids.The better education they get, the better off we all are," said Enair.