Vernon ISD’s proposed bond explained
Dear Vernon ISD Resident:
On Thursday, August 12, 2021, the Vernon ISD School Board called a bond election for $40 million. The board and administration worked with a number of bond committee members to develop this bond package. (See more information here Page 1B )
Together, they reviewed the district’s facilities, demographics, equipment, and educational spaces. The bond committee proposed this bond package to the Vernon ISD Board of Trustees and it will go to the voters on November 2, 2021.
The district’s financial advisor has determined that there would be a $0.22 school tax rate impact to finance this bond. For the average household of $100K, that would be a monthly increase of $13.75.
WHAT WILL THE BOND INCLUDE?
A new elementary School:
— Serve grades 2-5 for a total of 650 students
— Science labs, Music room, & Art room
— Gymnasium that will also serve as a storm shelter
— Cafeteria will house a performance
— Age appropriate play areas
— Parking for the building will also serve event parking at the adjacent
High School addition and renovations:
— Updated front entry
— Four new classrooms in place of the existing library
Media Center addition:
— Includes breakout spaces, collaboration spaces, and potentially a maker-space area
— Will be readily accessible to all students based on its proximity to the existing classrooms
–Will serve as a storm shelter for all students and staff
Vernon ISD residents will have the opportunity to vote on the 2021 Bond beginning with early voting October 18 – 29 and on Election Day, November 2, 2021.
Please visit Vernon ISD’s bond website for more information at VernonISDBond.com, or reach out to me personally with any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Jeff Byrd
Superintendent of Schools
Vernon Independent School District