A 7.45-mill, 28-year bond issue will appear on the November 5 ballot, representing local funds to match state money to consolidate the district’s students at the existing Bryan Middle School site.
The Bryan Times reports that the plan calls for building a new high school for grades 6–12 east of the field house and football stadium and renovating the existing middle school for grades pre-kindergarten to 5.
The new and refurbished schools will replace the Lincoln and Washington elementaries and the high school.
Total cost is projected at $57.4 million — the state’s share at $18.88 million and the local share at $38.52 million.
According to the report, if the district doesn’t act in time to claim the state share of the money, it will be lost.