Odessa Chamber of Commerce Backing ECISD Bond

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ODESSA - The Odessa Chamber of Commerce plans to back the Ector County School District's bond.

The Chamber announced their support during a press conference on Tuesday.

The school district is asking for almost $130 million.

If it passes, the district can go to a middle school system.

They will get three new elementary schools and add extensions onto Permian and Odessa High School to bring in 9th graders.

The Chamber believes it will benefit students and teachers alike.

"We have an obligation as citizens of Odessa to provide for a better learning environment for students and a better educational environment as a whole and to support our teachers and their endeavors," Sandra Eoff, Chairman of the Board with the Odessa Chamber of Commerce, said.

Early voting for the bond begins on October 22 and Election Day is November 6.