Proposed bond issue would help renovate Killeen High School

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KILLEEN, TX A major element in Killeen's May bond issue proposal includes sprucing up the outdated Killeen high school.

The bond issue would help pay for $75 million in renovations to a building more than 50 years old.

One of the areas Killeen High School Principal Susan Buckle would like to address is the bus ramp.

She says most of the time, students find themselves having to wait for the bus in the grass or the mud.

"I would love to have more concrete for students to stand on or cover them from elements," Buckle said

Buckle says the school is in desperate need of repairs.

"This school is just like an old home, you need to update it, and take care of it," Buckle said.

In one part of the school, a broken wheelchair lift and ramp clog up the

hallway.

And doesn't comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

"I would love to have it done correctly, probably with just a ramp and stairs," Buckle said.

Walking through the school, you'll see exposed wires, walls with

cracks and a ceiling she says leaks when it rains.

Outside the school, bleachers with no handrails or stairs for fans don't meet safety codes.

"We do need bleachers so our elderly can climb and seat safely," Buckle said.

If voters approve the proposed $426 million bond issue on May 5, it would be the first school construction bond for KISD in more than 15 years.

"I just want my kids to have pride in their school, " Buckle said.