What Will a $150 Million Bond Buy for the San Angelo ISD?
SAN ANGELO, TX — Bonds are large loans, and the San Angelo ISD is considering asking voters to approve borrowing $150 million in a bond election May 5. The San Angelo ISD Board of Trustees will vote to approve placing the bond on the ballot on Feb. 12. According to notes on the last committee presentation, it appears staff is suggesting a $150 million bond will cost an property taxpayer owning a $100,000 home $108.72 per year in increased taxes as a result of the rate hike. That figure does not take into account the property tax gross increase that incorporates a higher appraised value.
What does the San Angelo ISD want to do with $150 million? A peek at the minutes of the district’s Long range Facilities Planning Committee offers us a clue.
Here’s the list of projects ranked by need from presentations given the committee:
|McGill Elementary||additions and renovations||$22,200,000|
|Fort Concho Elementary||renovations (control vest, fencing)||$1,000,000|
|Bonham Elementary||renovations (control vest, fencing)||$2,000,000|
|Alta Loma Elementary||additions and renovations||$14,900,000|
|Bowie Elementary||additions and renovations||$18,100,000|
|Austin Elementary||renovations only||$13,500,000|
|Fannin Elementary||additions and renovations||$18,000,000|
|Belaire Elementary||renovations (rr renov, control vest, fencing)||$2,000,000|
|Glenn Middle School||additions and renovations (additional classrooms, new band, control vest, cafeteria addition, renov boys gym)||$15,000,000|
|Lincoln Middle School||controlled entry vestibule||$500,000|
|Lincoln Middle School||new 4 lane track||$400,000|
|Central HS||New Multipurpose Center||$30,400,000|
|Central Freshman Campus||restroom renov only||$5,000,000|
|Central HS||New Auditorium||$0|
|Central HS||band expansion phase 2 & 3 0||$0|
|Lake View HS||BB/SB locker rms, rr, concess.||$3,000,000|
|Lake View HS||CTE additions & renovations||$0|
|Central HS||cafeteria expansion||$0|
|Carver Learning Center||$0|
|San Angelo Stadium||ADA upgrades||$0|
|San Angelo Stadium||New Press Box||$0|
|Additional Projects That Could Fit|
|Central HS||band expansion phase 2 & 3||$5,500,000|
|Lake View HS||CTE additions & renovations||$6,200,000|
|Central HS||cafeteria expansion||$5,200,000|
|Carver Learning Center||$4,400,000|
|San Angelo Stadium||ADA upgrades||$5,000,000-$7,700,000|
Items marked with $0 or with no amount were likely eliminated from consideration by the committee as they considered priority projects to fund with the bond. This list only offers a glimpse of district facility improvement priorities discussed with the citizen committee. A more structured list of projects for the bond will likely be incorporated into the bond issue election proposal next month.