Frenship School Tax Payers Ready to Vote - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

9/26/03

Frenship School Tax Payers Ready to Vote

New construction is popping up in Southwest Lubbock and also in Wolfforth. So much so that Frenship schools are running out of room for their students. So, the school needs two more schools. Opposition? Administrators seem to think the only people who won't vote yes for the bond election, are the older people in the community.

In the game of life, it's all about numbers. Particularly with money. Some gets taken away, some added back. But for this group of people, and at their age, it's more the subtracting game.

The four people we interviewed for this story are retired and live on fixed incomes. "All I know is that we pay way to much in taxes," said Juanita Harlow.

Surprisingly though, Harlow says she's willing to dip into her pocket even deeper. "I realize we have to have schools for our children. I don't have any here. I have two grandchildren in college," she said.

Connie Rendleman is a counter of numbers too. "I'm 83-years-old and I haven't had a child in school for 40 years. But I'm still voting for the bonds because my daughter is a school teacher," said Connie.

According to Frenship school administrators, they're already having a record turnout. 842 registered voters have voted early. The last bond the school had nine years ago there were only 313 early voters.

NewsChannel 11 asked Superintendent John Thomas why the sudden interest in this election. "We have a Community Citizen's committee who has been working on getting the information out. People know how the money will be spent. And they know it's for good school facilities for our children," said Thomas.

The current tax rate is $1.64. If the bond passes, Frenship school taxes will increase between four to five cents. That means if your home is worth $100,000, you'll be paying $42 a year.

Polls open up at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. Voting takes place at the Frenship Junior High School.

  • Local News on KCBD.comNewsMore>>

  • After years of dejection, proponents of gun laws see hope

    After years of dejection, proponents of gun laws see hope

    Saturday, February 24 2018 10:35 AM EST2018-02-24 15:35:23 GMT
    Sunday, February 25 2018 1:06 AM EST2018-02-25 06:06:13 GMT
    The progression has become numbingly repetitive - mass bloodshed unleashed by a gunman, followed by the stories of the fallen, the funerals and mourning. (Source: AP Photos)The progression has become numbingly repetitive - mass bloodshed unleashed by a gunman, followed by the stories of the fallen, the funerals and mourning. (Source: AP Photos)

    "Our kids have started a revolution:" Teens' activism after Florida school shooting has some hopeful for action on gun policy.

    "Our kids have started a revolution:" Teens' activism after Florida school shooting has some hopeful for action on gun policy.

  • NRA, Florida face backlash after latest school shooting

    NRA, Florida face backlash after latest school shooting

    Saturday, February 24 2018 4:36 AM EST2018-02-24 09:36:41 GMT
    Sunday, February 25 2018 1:06 AM EST2018-02-25 06:06:00 GMT
    (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File). FILE- In this Feb. 15, 2006, file photo, BlackRock headquarters is shown in New York. U.S. companies are taking a closer look at investments, co-branding deals and other ties to the gun industry and its public face, the ...(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File). FILE- In this Feb. 15, 2006, file photo, BlackRock headquarters is shown in New York. U.S. companies are taking a closer look at investments, co-branding deals and other ties to the gun industry and its public face, the ...

    NRA faces corporate backlash after latest school shooting.

    NRA faces corporate backlash after latest school shooting.

  • Trump says he's eyeing Veterans' Day for military parade

    Trump says he's eyeing Veterans' Day for military parade

    Saturday, February 24 2018 10:05 PM EST2018-02-25 03:05:32 GMT
    Sunday, February 25 2018 12:37 AM EST2018-02-25 05:37:17 GMT
    (Source: White House)(Source: White House)

    The president says a parade would be "something great" for the country's spirit.

    The president says a parade would be "something great" for the country's spirit.

Powered by Frankly