KERRVILLE, TX- Kerrville ISD has confirmed that after the votes were counted on November 6, the proposed $88.9 million bond for Kerrville ISD was approved. It was said by KISD that in almost 19 years, this was the first comprehensive bond package that voters have approved of.
“Words cannot express how grateful I am for the incredible engagement and support of this community. The hundreds of hours that community and staff members have given to researching, planning and communicating the district’s facilities’ needs speaks to the commitment to ‘Educational Excellence in the Hill Country’ here in Kerrville. We are blessed to have the opportunity to make these much needed improvements,” KISD Superintendent, Dr. Mark Foust said in a media post from KISD.
It was detailed that a new HPMS and a new KISD Ag Facility were components of the $88.9 million bond. KISD wrote that the designing of the new HPMS will take about a year. Their estimated groundbreaking will be in fall 2019. KISD expects the new school to be open by August 2021 and a goal of theirs is to have all projects completed by the end of 2021.
Now, the districts will be getting ready to sell bonds as early as January 2019. KISD told the community, “The district would like to begin safety renovations with the security vestibules at most campuses as early as spring 2019 to be completed by fall 2019.”
“It is vital that we honor the commitments that KISD has made to the community and the implementation of the Bond process will proceed with transparency and continuous communication,” said Dr. Foust.
Soon, citizens will be able to access a website that tracks the progress of some of the projects. Additional information about the proposed projects can be found on the District’s bond website, www.KerrvilleISDBond.net.
“Thank you, Kerrville, for supporting the children, faculty and staff of our great school district,” adds Dr. Foust in the media post.