LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - With the November election just around the corner, LISD met with citizens on Tuesday to discuss their bond proposal.
Only a handful of people made it out to the meeting, but LISD hopes to keep the public informed about the $198-million bond proposal and to encourage those in the district not to be apathetic but to get out and vote.
"We certainly always hope to have as many people in attendance as we can because there is so much interest in the community, we would have liked to see more, but the folks who came had good questions, good feedback, and good dialogue," said Co-chair of the 2020 Committee Laura Vinson.
In that group was Ruby Robinson who has a grandson in the district.
"I was really concerned about exactly what the school was going to provide for academics and safety and everything," said Robinson.
The bulk of the money would go towards making capital improvements at campuses district-wide, and upgrade arts and athletic programs. It would also make the schools safer and update technology.
JaNette Cage has no children in the district and came into Tuesday night's meeting planning to vote no.
"The east side gets left out a lot and that was my concern, you know, are they going to do all the schools the same way as equal instead of taking money out of the west and not putting it over here," said Cage.
Vinson says every single school in the district will see improvements and there will be no tax rate increase.
"That was very important to the committee to make sure the entire district was brought up to a standard and I feel like implementing these is going to get us there," said Vinson.
Cage says once she was provided with more information by the school that she now has changed her vote from no to yes.
"I did because I didn't really know what was going on with the bond," said Cage.
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Early voting begins October 18 and continues through October 29. Election Day is November 2.
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