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New school is goal of Howe ISD bond election

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Early voting continues through Nov. 3 in the Howe ISD bond election. (KTEN) Early voting continues through Nov. 3 in the Howe ISD bond election. (KTEN)

HOWE, Texas -- The Howe Independent School District is hoping voters will go along with their plans to build a new elementary school.

The City of Howe is growing.

"If the developments continue as projected, we're going to need room," Howe ISD Superintendent Kevin Wilson said.

The district is proposing a $17 million bond for a new primary school. Residents say classrooms are already too crowded.

"Our lunch periods are going from 10:40 in the morning to 2:30 in the afternoon, and that's a problem for our kiddos," parent Chelsea Bender said.

We looked for opposing viewpoints on this bond, but didn't find any. If it does pass, the average household would face an annual property tax increase of about $300.

And if the bond fails at the ballot box?

"I'm not really sure what we would do," said Pastor Jonathan Coleman. "I mean, are we supposed to expand lunches to have kindergarteners eating at 9 a.m.?"

Superintendent Wilson said the district would have to employ portable building to accommodate all the students.

"Essentially, we're looking either a new building or adding portables to an already crowded campus," he said.

This is the last week for early voting. Election Day is November 7 at the Howe Community Center.

"Nobody is going to move here if they can't put their kids in school here," business owner Tom Defrange said.


Here is information about the bond election from Howe ISD:

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