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Voters in West consider school bond issue for second year

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Posted at 6:02 AM, Oct 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-23 07:02:26-04

WEST, TX — Voters in West will decide on a $21 million dollar bond aimed at building a new elementary school.

Maggie Sughrue is a volunteer parent at West Elementary School and says that the school is falling apart and has other problems.

"Concerns with the facility itself, the electrical issues, the water seepage issues, the flooding issues," Sughrue said.

This is the second year in a row voters in West will head to the polls to vote on a school bond.

Last November, voters rejected a similar bond proposal by just over 60 votes.

But Sughrue says she is optimistic about it passing this year.

"I think that this second time around, the school district and the community are much better informed."

In a statement issued Tuesday, West ISD Superintendent David Truitt said that the new school would reduce overcrowding, improve campus safety, and enhance the learning environment.