Voters approved the Bryan Independent School District’s $12 million bond measure in today’s election.
The school district will now begin working to fix immediate needs including areas of Safety and Security, Transportation, Roofs and HVAC and the purchase of equipment for the new Career & Technical Education Complex opening in August.
“We appreciate the confidence the voters have in Bryan ISD and the direction we’re heading,” said Bryan ISD Superintendent Dr. Christie Whitbeck. “As I’ve said since this bond election was called, we’re looking at two bonds, one vision. Now we’ll begin speaking with our parents, staff and community at large about what they’d like to see in a May 2020 bond to support Bryan ISD for years to come.”
“The Board of Trustees is thankful for the trust the community has placed in us and in Bryan ISD,” said Board President Mark McCall. “We take that trust seriously, and thank our voters for their support of Bryan ISD.”
Through aggressive payment of debt and a strong financial rating, Bryan ISD is able to raise the $12 million approved today without raising the tax rate.
The total number of votes cast was 947, with 815 for, or 86% and 132 against, or 14%.
Three votes are still outstanding.