One local school official has changed his view toward the issue of new schools.
According to the Bryan Times, Tim Conover not only voted against the Bryan City Schools bond issue requests for a new elementary school, he was quite vocal about his opposition to it.
But he’s reversing his vote for the upcoming Nov. 5 issue, this time to build a new grade six-12 building and renovate the middle school for grades pre-K to 5.
In addition to supporting the current plan, Conover says he’ll put his voice behind the measure as a member of the Yes For Bryan Schools Committee.
Total cost of the current facilities plan is $57.4 million. In addition to the money raised by the bond issue, the state is kicking in $18.9 million and the school district is providing another $5.75 million from its bond retirement fund.
Conover told the paper that the district’s building plan is not about “air conditioners and pretty schools,”… it’s about meeting the students’ educational needs.