Bonham ISD’s School Board has called a $60 million bond for the November 8, 2022, election. The Bond Planning Committee came back together after the failed May 2022 bond and collected feedback through a community survey. The Committee unanimously voted to make a recommendation to the Board of Trustees to move forward with a bond on November 8, 2022.
“Maintaining and improving our facilities in order to support our students’ education is a challenge that is not going away,” Bonham ISD Superintendent Kelly Trompler said. “I appreciate the work and feedback our community has put into this bond planning process, and we look forward to the election in November.”
The district’s financial advisor has determined that there would be no school tax rate increase to finance this bond, but will continue the existing I&S tax rate of 34 cents.
The bond scope will consist of the same projects proposed in the May 2022 referendum which include:
- L.H. Rather Junior High
› Renovation of upstairs classrooms to 1992 addition housing grade 6
› New two-story classroom addition north of competition gym housing grades 7-8
› New multi-purpose facility, including a stage for student performances
› New Vo-Ag classrooms
› New Band Hall
› New Cafeteria in main building
› Robyn C. Hill Competition Gym renovation
› Practice field relocated to south end of campus
- Finley-Oates renovations
- Bailey Inglish renovations
We are asking every citizen to be educated about the bond. It is important to have your voice heard during this election. Remind your friends, neighbors, and relatives to get involved and ask questions.
Bonham ISD residents will have the opportunity to vote on the Bond Referendum beginning with early voting October 24 – November 4, and on Election Day, November 8, 2022.