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Bond issue town hall meeting Monday March 20

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Bond issue town hall meeting Monday March 20

By Bill Kelly
The Dalhart Texan

The Dalhart Independent School District (DISD) will host a town hall meeting to present information about the upcoming bond election this coming Monday, March 20. The meeting will be held at the Community Room at the Rahll Campus of Frank Phillips College in Dalhart, and will begin at 7 p.m. The DISD is advertising the meeting as a chance for those in the community to learn how the bond would impact students, teachers, parents and the community overall.

The DISD Board of Trustees voted unanimously last month to accept the recommendation of the District’s Facility Committee to call for a $50 million bond package for the May 6 election. The committee studied a district-wide facility assessment and district financial information and toured all campuses. Over more than a year, members met to assess and prioritize critical areas of focus; the consensus was to recommend that Dalhart ISD call a bond for the following:

Construction of a new intermediate campus to be designed to accommodate grades three through five initially while allowing for additions to accommodate PK through fifth grade at some point in the future

Renovations to the current elementary and middle school (junior high) campuses

District-wide HVAC replacement and upgrades

Renovations to the baseball/softball complex

The district has also set up a special Facebook page for the bond issue. The name of the page is “DISD Go FORward- Bond 2023.” Information about the bond issue, along with announcements about informational meeting such as the one on March 20, is being posted on the page.

Election Day is set for Saturday, May 6, and early voting runs from April 24 through May 2. The election for the bond issue will coincide with election for the open slots on the DISD Board of Trustees and with the election for the Dalhart City Council, which will also be held May 6.

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