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New school is part of Pottsboro ISD bond proposal

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POTTSBORO, Texas -- Pottsboro taxpayers will be deciding on a $58.7 million school bond on the November 7 ballot.

The proposal includes a new elementary school, district-wide technology upgrades, and a multi-purpose activities building.

If the bond passes, Pottsboro Independent School District Superintendent Kevin Matthews said a homeowner with a house valued at $100,000 will see a $17.50 monthly property tax hike.

"We don't like to have large class sizes, we are still a small community," he said. "We take pride in being a small community. So we don't want to have large classrooms inside of a small school district. We have to do that right now because we're at capacity or beyond up until our eighth grade."

But not all residents are backing the bond.

"You know, Pottsboro doesn't have a lot of industry that supports our tax base," said Drue Bynum. "That means people like me are going to have to pay for the bond."

Bynum voted "yes" on the 1997 bond issue to build a new  high school. He said that bond was supposed to carry the district well into the future.

"I don't want us split as a community, and so often bonds like this can have that effect," he said. "At the end of the day, we're all Cardinals."

Early voting is available through Saturday, and Election Day is Tuesday, November 7. Click for times and polling place information.

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