The Bryan City Board of Education opened their Monday evening Bryan school board meeting with a big thank you to the voters for approving the school construction and renovation plans in the November 5th election.
Actual construction probably will not get underway until sometime in 2015, which will be the time that the Lincoln and Washington elementary schools and the high schools, built in 1916 and in the 1950s, will finally get replaced and upgraded.
On Nov. 5, voters, by a 55 percent margin, approved a 7.45-mill bond issue to raise $32.8 million toward constructing a new grade six to 12 school at the middle school site, and renovating the existing middle school to house pre-kindergarteners through fifth-graders. The project, when finished, will consolidate all the district’s students at one site.
The Bryan Times reports that two initial actions toward financing the project were approved Monday by the school board. One authorized bond anticipatory notes, and the other states the district’s intention to repay any temporary advances to the capital fund toward the construction.