Longview ISD board approves $10M in building projects

Tuesday, November 15, 2011 - 1:33pm

Longview, TX — Longview ISD’s school board on Monday night approved millions of dollars in building renovations that were not included in a 2008 $267 million bond election.

Trustees in a 6-1 vote approved what is being called the third phase in the district’s bond renovation project. Board member John Harrison cast the only dissenting vote. When the 2008 bond election was approved, trustees and the administration told voters that any unused money would go toward paying the bond debt off sooner — not more projects.

“I wrestled with the issue on the basis of spending almost $10 million on projects that were not originally in the scope of the 2008 bond election,” board President Sam Satterwhite said.

Satterwhite requested that administration set aside any further money left over from the $267 million bonds to pay the debt off sooner. He also said any district real estate sales should be used to pay on the debt rather than going into the district’s general fund.

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