Post ISD Holds Information Sessions for $28 Million Bond
Comeaux and BRG Outline Potential Plan Details
Published Sept. 19, 2012 @ 8:40 p.m.
On September 17th, Post ISD held one of two community information sessions regarding a proposed $28 million dollar bond election for the school district. The election would give the Board of Trustees authority to issue bonds for up to $28,480,000 and levy property taxes for their payment.
The bond terms discussed in the session were for 20 years and 3.08% interest. Payment of the bond is forecast to be covered with a 22.5 cent tax increase.
Approximately 68 people were in attendance at the session. A second community information meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 9th at 7pm. The location for that meeting is yet to be determined.
Superintendent Mike Comeaux presented an overview of the reasoning behind the proposal as well as the initial master plan for renovation and capital improvements at the school. The September 17th presentation followed a similar presentation to the local Rotary Club on September 9th.
The master plan includes the following additions for the district:
* Maintenance & Transportation Area
* 8 Lane Track
* Student Drop-off & Parking Updates at Elementary
* New 300 Student High School
* Renovation of Existing High School into Middle School
* Demolition of Existing Middle School
* New Athletic Fieldhouse
* New Football Concession & Restrooms
* New Football Field Turf
The estimated total cost as presented by Comeaux and BGR Architects is $28,480,000. The noted increase of 22.5 cents would be for the district's Interesting & Sinking Fund tax rate versus the Maintenance & Operations rate.
The special election for the proposed bond authority will be held at the same time as the upcoming General Election on November 6th. The polling locations and voting for the bond will also be in the same places as the General Election. Those wishing to vote in the bond election must be registered voters. October 9 is the last day a person may submit an application to register to vote. More information can be obtained by calling 806-495-4448.
Along with the presentation, attendees were given brochures highlighting portions of the plan. Those are made available as three images linked below. A pdf of the slide slow including rough sketches of changes is available for viewing as well. For those that were unable to attend, the school district filmed the presentation and an online video is available on the district's website.