Posted Date: 02/09/2021
Hawkins ISD will ask voters to consider a bond during the May 1 election. The Board of Trustees approved calling for the election at the February 1 board meeting. A bond Steering Committee consisting of various community members was formed to help discuss the district's needs and projects for consideration. This committee was not just instrumental in leading conversations, but they were dedicated to multiple meetings and committed to providing students with high-quality experiences.
The bond election includes two separate propositions. Proposition A will be for $9.6 million for costs related to planned improvements to district buildings, buses, technology infrastructure upgrades, and HVAC systems. Proposition B is set to be for $2.175 million for improvements to athletic facilities throughout the district.
The overall purpose of Bond2021 is to address the growth, and facility upgrades in our VoAg department, Band program, District-wide needs, and Athletic department improvements.
If voters approve the two packages, this will add a projected 13.64 cent increase in school property taxes. On a $100,000 homestead, a monthly increase in property taxes is projected to be $8.53 month. Interest rates are at historic low, making this a good time to issue bonds.
In the coming weeks, there will be opportunities for community meetings for you to attend to learn more about Bond2021.
Early voting in the bond election will be held beginning April 19-April 27.
Election day voting is on May 1, 2021 from 7:00am-7:00pm at the Hawkins High School Commons Area.
Have questions? Drop your questions here, and we will be sure to answer them. https://www.surveymonkey.com/