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October 14, 2013

Trustees step forward on $25 million bond

By LIBBY CLUETT

 

Mineral Wells ISD trustees took another step toward having a Nov. 5 bond election to pass a $25 million bond, chiefly to build a new school to replace Lamar Elementary.

Last week, trustees approved a contract for election services between the Palo Pinto County Elections Administrator's office and MWISD.

In the coming weeks, the district has several bond forums scheduled, including:

• On Tuesday, beginning at 6 p.m., the district will host its second town-hall meeting related to the bond, with this one focusing on the track and will be held at Mineral Wells High School.

• On Saturday, Oct. 19, MWISD will have tours of Lamar Elementary, from 9 a.m. to noon.

• On Monday, Oct. 21, beginning at 11:30 a.m., district representatives plan to meet with constituents at the Mineral Wells Senior Center and will answer any questions regarding the proposed bond.

The public is encouraged to attend so voters can make an informed decision on Election Day. 

“We just want people to educate themselves about the bond and show up to vote and we will be pleased with what the community will decide,” said Haterius. “We want them to be informed and then vote their conscience.”

Trustees have also met with community groups to share information on the bond and receive input. 

MWISD representatives are willing and able to speak to organizations on the bond, simply call the district's administration office at (940) 325-6404. For more bond information, visit www.mwisd.net. 

Last Tuesday's meeting also featured Mineral Wells Junior High as its spotlight school. Members of the Civics class, spoke about what they gleaned from the program that teaches them about local history. They told trustees that they have had a variety of speakers come to present, including Col. Willie Casper, who spoke about Fort Wolters. 

Kasey Barron said she like the class because of freindship and “being able to talk better.”

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