Big Spring School Board Considering Bond to Fix Their Schools

by Anayeli Ruiz
NewsWest 9

BIG SPRING - Big Spring is considering a bond to help deal with its aging schools.

On Monday night, school officials told the public they need 60 million dollars to fix all the problems, and they decided to hold a special meeting to inform the public on a possible bond proposal.

After two studies, Washington, Goliad and Marcy Elementary were found to be out of date and in terrible condition.

The new buildings would have up-to-date in technology, safety codes and will make the schools energy efficient.

All they need to do now is get tax payers on board.

"It's just a matter of getting that word out, getting the idea that what we have and what we could have and allowing them to make a decision on the bond and see if they think it's worth making the effort to pass a bond," Big Spring Superintendent, Steven Saldivar said.

Officials say the new schools could be built on the same campus, so classes would continue without interruption.

The school board will meet again on Thursday and they hope to set a date for a special meeting to call for a bond election before the March 8th deadline.