Killeen: KISD board sends $265 million bond proposal to voters

The Killeen School Board voted Tuesday to send a $265 million bond proposal to voters in May. (Photo by Eric Von Franklin)
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KILLEEN, Texas (KWTX) The Killeen School Board voted Tuesday to send a $265 million bond proposal to voters in May.

The KISD Bond Steering 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.

Voters will actually be voting on two propositions.

Proposition A, which is $209 million, includes two new elementary schools, replacement campuses for Harker Heights and Peebles Elementary schools which are nearly 60 years old, and renovations to Ellison High School.

Proposition B, which totals $56 million, would fund improvements to athletic stadiums at Ellison, Harker Heights and Shoemaker High Schools.

As for what that means for taxpayers, KISD officials say they could expect an increase of about 9.13 cents, meaning someone who owns a home valued at $129,000 would pay about $9.81 more per month.

Homeowners ages 65 and older would not be affected.

Early voting for the May 2 election begins April 20.