The Sulphur Springs ISD has called another bond election. The district is asking for $81.5 million, which would entail a 1 cent tax increase. If approved by voters in November, the funds raised would be used for a new campus to replace Travis, 8 additional classrooms and cafeteria improvements at Bowie, improved parking at Barbara Bush and a new intercom, upgraded security at the Elementary and High Schools, Fine Arts renovations, building upgrades at the elementary school and 10 new buses.
Press Release from Sulphur Springs ISD
Since the bond election in May, we have listened to the community’s response, considered the district’s most critical needs, and worked diligently to prepare the new bond proposal that the board called for today. There are some noticeable differences between the bond today and the bond called in May.
SSISD is asking for $81.5 million for a .01 cent tax increase. This bond will cover the following campuses/projects:
- New campus for Travis Primary
- Eight additional classrooms, additional cafeteria space, and improved pick-up & drop-off at Bowie Primary
- Improved parking and upgrades to Barbara Bush Primary, including an improved intercom system
- Upgraded security at Sulphur Springs Elementary by reconfiguring entrance and front office area as well as a new roof and building upgrades as needed
- Upgraded security at Sulphur Springs High School by creating new front office space, additions to Fine Arts spaces, new roof, painting, and parking upgrades as needed
- Finance ten buses over five years.
Current inflation has caused prices to increase, resulting in the postponement of several projects. However, the district is currently benefiting from an improved potential bond capacity. These two factors together aid in making this new proposal financially manageable.