Dr. Carl Scarbrough presented an informative meeting for parents at William Adams Middle School on Monday night. The meeting was attended by parents and grandparents alike. During the meeting, Scarbrough outlined the changes that the proposed bond would bring for the voters of Alice ISD.
The voting date is set for May 4, 2019. Proposed in this bond are changes to all of the campuses in Alice ISD. The bond would close Salazar Elementary and Memorial Intermediate schools, with those buildings being repurposed at a later date.
Students from those schools would be put into the other, existing schools where more classrooms and better parking facilities would be built. The high school would also receive roof repairs where needed. Each remaining elementary school would get an attached gym facility and an entrance security wall.
The proposed tax rate would not raise taxes for the voters, but would keep the rate at $1.33 per $100,000 worth of taxed value. Scarbrough explained to those in attendance that if the bond failed, taxpayers would simply gain $39 back a year in taxes, on a proposed home value of $81,345, the average price of a home in Alice.
School officials are not able to comment on their support, or lack thereof, of the bond, but can inform the voting public of what it would do for their community. More meetings will be held for the public to learn about the bond. Check AISD’s website for those meeting times and dates.