Big Spring Voters Headed to the Polls to Finance Two New Schools

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

BIG SPRING - Big Spring voters will head to the polls on May 10th to decide the fate of a multi-million dollar School Bond Election.

On Thursday night, Big Spring I.S.D. Trustees voted unanimously to call for the 34 million dollar bond.

The money would finance two new Elementary schools which would replace two of the District's oldest schools, Washington and Bauer Elementary.

The bond includes additional science labs, and repairs at the high school, along with some new school equipment.

The Principal at Bauer Elementary says she believes the taxpayers will see the need and pass it.

"Residents of Big Spring really want their students to have quality education and if they could just come by and look at the facilities, then they would realize that it is a need, and I think they would step up to the plate," Wenda Christopher, Principal of Bauer Elementary, said.

You'll recall, Howard County voters just recently passed an 11 million dollar bond issue to fund a new county jail.

By the way, the Texas Association of School Administrators are recommending the two Elementary Schools close because of their deteriorating condition and cramped space.