UPDATE: Voters in the Carthage Independent School District approve a $5.7 million bond proposal.
Voters approved the bond proposal with over 400 votes.
School leaders say the additional revenue would pay for school buses, technology, maintenance, energy management systems, school buses and district vehicles.
ORIGINAL: The Carthage Independent School District is asking voters to approve a multi million dollar bond issue. The bond proposition is for $5,775,000.
If approved the additional revenue would pay for school buses, technology, maintenance, energy management systems, school buses and district vehicles.
The district also wants to add security enhancements and install electronic locks at the entrances of several schools.
Dr. Glenn Hambrick says, “Because of the number of security threats that have been across our nation we wanted to make sure that we enhance the security on several of our campuses.”
The superintendent says taxes will not go up if the bond is approved and will remain at the current rate of $1.28. Nearly 400 people early voted and he’s hoping for similar numbers on Saturday, May 5th.