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East Central ISD’s $240M bond up for vote in upcoming November election

SAN ANTONIO – The East Central Independent School District is anticipating to double their inhabitants by 2030 and for now, they’re attempting to arrange for their future households and college students with a $240 million bond.

The bond shall be up for a vote in the upcoming November election.

“There’s lots of opportunity, lots of growth, lots of change, lots of diversity, and lots of excitement,” Roland Toscano, Superintendent of Schools in East Central ISD stated.

Toscano stated he has seen the variety of college students improve and is dedicated to getting ready for the district’s future development.

In addition to that, we want to make sure that we upgrade safety and security measures across all of our schools, as well as ensure competitive comparability of our facilities. As for our facilities, want to make sure we build new facilities and that we don’t leave those behind,” Toscano stated.

If voters cross the bond, the money could be used to build new colleges, create a CTE multi-purpose facility and store to assist college students on extra career paths in addition to make huge upgrades to the prevailing amenities.

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We’ve got to make some dramatic investments in academic support, in acceleration of resourcing for our teachers staffing to support the expanded needs of our students,” Toscano stated.

The estimated tax influence could be $0.06 per $100,000 of property worth, or $5-6 a month. The tax improve wouldn’t be felt till 2024 and wouldn’t be felt in any respect in case you are an over 65 homestead exemption recipient.

Toscano stated he believes the way forward for the district is vibrant.

“We’re excited about what’s to come and we’re excited to serve this community in this future,” Toscano stated.

A press launch from East Central ISD states:

The 2022 Bond will ask voters to think about a $240 million bundle that’s supposed to be the second part of upgrading and creating colleges. The new bond will:

  • Create a brand new elementary faculty on the north and south sides of the District.

  • Increase safety and power effectivity at colleges.

  • Provide new or renovated assist amenities and campus choices all through the district.

  • Create a CTE Multi-Purpose Facility & Shop to career paths in Health Science and Construction Trades comparable to nurses aide, medical assistant, dental, pharmacy, plumbing, electrical and HVAC.

  • Renovations to Heritage and Legacy Middle School.

  • Renovations at Oak Crest and Highland Forest Elementary colleges to make them comparable with the faculties that acquired renovations with the 2016 bond.

  • If the bond is permitted in November, the estimated tax influence could be $0.06 per $100,000 of property worth, or $5-6 a month.

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