Killeen: KISD Bond Steering committee comes to a consensus

The Killeen ISD Bond Steering Committee reached a consensus Tuesday night on a recommendation to the Killeen School Board on a bond issue proposal. (MGN/file)

KILLEEN, Texas (KWTX) The Killeen ISD Bond Steering Committee reached a consensus Tuesday night on a recommendation to the Killeen School Board on a bond issue proposal.

The committee agreed that the $265 million proposal, which would appear on the May 2020 ballot, should focus on the growth of the district.

The committee proposed eight projects that revolve around the construction of new schools and renovations of older ones.

The projects include four new elementary schools, renovations to Ellison High School and stadium renovations at Shoemaker, Ellison and Harker Heights High schools.

Superintendent Dr. John Craft recommended the district pay for one of the elementary schools and a new middle school out of the Strategic Facility Plan fund.

"As a community, we have a responsibility to provide a safe place for our children to learn. The district is growing and children in portables is not safe. Either we make the adjustments now or we will be faced with painful decisions later,” Bond Steering Committee Co-Chair Brenda Coley said.

The committee will present its final recommendations to the school board on on Jan. 14.