Belton ISD looking to have $149.7 million bond approved

Posted at 6:31 PM, Apr 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-19 23:13:32-04

Belton ISD Superintendent Susan Kincannon is hopeful Belton voters will give the go ahead for a 149.7 million dollar bond proposal come Election Day next month.

The bond includes plans for a new high school and elementary school for the district.

Early voting begins April 24 and goes through early May.

The proposed bond is the first since 2012 and is projected to increase taxes.

"Estimated tax impact of the bond program is approximately 254 dollar per year," Kincannon said.

Kincannon said those schools are needed with current elementary schools set to reach capacity by 2019 and the high schools by 2021.

But the idea of paying higher taxes doesn't sit well with everyone who lives in Belton.

"We feel like we pay a lot of taxes already..." Belton resident, Linda Schaud said. 

She said all three of her children went through Belton ISD and although they need new schools there may be a better way.

"I definitely think we need a new high school, but not all the whistles and bells that go with it at this time, but maybe in the future," Schaud said.

Belton ISD will likely find out if voters approved their bond proposal on Election Day, May 6th.

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