Chapel Hill ISD: District reschedules meeting

Published on Friday, 7 March 2014 00:15 - Written by From Staff Reports

Chapel Hill ISD rescheduled the first of its two town hall public information meetings for its bond due to inclement weather.

The rescheduled meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. March 17 in the school’s administration Building board room, 11134 County Road 2249.

The second will be held at 6:30 p.m. March 31 in the Jackson Elementary Cafeteria, 16406 Farm-to-Market Road 2767.

At each, the board president will make a presentation on the proposed projects and the differences between the most recent called bond and one that was voted down in November, Superintendent Dr. Donni Cook has said.

Following the proposal, the floor will be opened up for taxpayers to ask questions on the projects, tax implications, district’s current debt, and more.

Voters will decide yes or no on a $21 million bond package in May.

The package includes adding between 12 and 15 additional classrooms at Chapel Hill Middle School, as well as adding security, renovating the band hall and adding a stage to the cafeteria.

Renovations at Chapel Hill High School would allow for the expansion of its career and technology courses, enclosing the “old Pre-K building” at Jackson Elementary, and upgrading the district’s football and baseball stadiums.

If passed, the bond would increase the district’s debt service by 9.5 cents to a total debt of 26.8 cents per $100 property valuation. The average taxpayer would pay $114.11 more per year in taxes for the 21-year term of the bond.