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Killeen ISD cancels $226 million bond election due to COVID-19

Killeen ISD
Posted at 9:39 PM, May 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-26 22:39:41-04

KILLEEN, TX — The Killeen ISD Board of Trustees has voted to cancel the election surrounding a proposed $265 million bond due to COVID-19.

The district said the election has been canceled to focus on the current health and safety of students and staff and their return to campuses in August.

The board initially voted to postpone the May 2 to March 31 after Governor Greg Abbott signed a proclamation allowing political subdivisions to postpone elections scheduled in May due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to the district, the bond would eliminate instructional portables, accommodate for future growth and campus equity, and high school extracurricular growth.

“Given the circumstances in and around the COVID-19 pandemic it is important to pause and further analyze the financial implications to our community and better determine how to best serve our students in the future while maintaining sensitivity to our taxpayers," said Superintendent Dr. John Craft.

The Board of Trustee election will go on as planned in November.