Bonham ISD bond package fails to pass... again
BONHAM, Texas (KTEN)—Voters once again said "no" to a $60 million bond for Bonham Independent School District on Tuesday. A similar bond failed to pass back in May by just a single vote.
The bond up for consideration on Tuesday would have covered extensive construction, and was aimed at providing relief for overcrowded classrooms. Some Bonham parents are disappointed that the school buildings won't be getting the updates they believe they need.
"I wish that they did get it, because the vocational building was kinda going downhill," said Kyla McClure.
The bulk of the bond money was meant to fund renovations at L. H. Rather Junior High, including a new two-story building for seventh and eighth grade students.
Bonham ISD Superintendent Kelly Trompler released a statement, saying:
"While this is not the outcome I was praying for, I am grounded in the fact that there is a plan for Bonham ISD, and a timeline for that plan that will be revealed in due time."
So far, the district has not indicated whether they intend to introduce another bond proposal.