The Bryan School Board on Monday adopted a resolution to proceed with the 7.45-mill, 28-year construction bond issue, matching local funds to consolidate the district’s students at the current Bryan Middle School site. According to an article in The Bryan Times, the plan will include 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.
To meet basic state standards, the price tag is estimated at $53.95 million and the state will fund 35 percent of this total. Adding to the total cost would be $3.45 million in locally funded initiatives — parts of the project not eligible for state co-funding. These additions bring the total cost to $57.4 million — the state’s share at $18.88 million and the local share at $38.52 million.