The Sulfur Springs ISD Superintendent, in a letter Friday to the citizens of ISD Sulfur Springs, not only provided a basic overview of the $93 million school bond election to be held on the 7 May, but encouraged voters to visit the bond website set up specifically to provide information. on the proposed deposit.
Voters can visit SulfurSpringsISDBond.com which not only gives a brief overview of the intended use of the funding, but a brief explanation of the process of a planning group, at the time called the SSISD Long Range Planning Committee. and currently called Bond Planning. Committee, used to form the $93 million recommendations presented to the school board on February 7, 2022. The SSISD Board of Directors on February 14, 2022 then called for the election of the $93 million bonds on May 7, 2022 , which would fund the committee’s recommendations if voters approved it.
The bond’s website includes information and charts showing the impact an 8.5-cent tax increase, recommended by a financial advisor for the bond, would have on owners’ ad valorem SSISD tax bill. means, what it would mean for seniors who receive a homestead exemption, how to register to vote before the April 7 deadline, information on early voting and Election Day, even a chart showing age of each of the district’s campuses and what the district plans to happen if the link does not go through.
After researching the bond, Lamb encourages every Sulfur Springs ISD voter to vote for or against the $93 million bond, which would require selling at least two sets of bonds. One would include the construction of a new Travis School Campus along with renovations to most other campuses, as well as a new Career and Technology Center and High School Fine Arts additions, as well as upgrades to roof and district-wide HVAC system. The other would be a separate bond sale that would be funded over 5 to 10 years to fund the purchase of 20 additional school buses, the bond website notes.
“We ask each citizen to be aware of the link. It is important to make your voice heard in this election. Remind your friends, neighbors and relatives to get involved and ask questions. Residents of Sulfur Springs ISD will have the opportunity to vote in the bond referendum beginning with early voting from April 25 to May 3 and on Election Day, May 7, 2022,” Lamb said in the letter to citizens of the SSISD.
Lamb concluded by asking people to visit Sulfur Springs’ ISD Bonds website, SulfurSpringsISDBond.com, for more information, or to “contact me personally with any questions at [email protected].”