Chisum ISD’s called $50-million bond election set for May 6 will help the district overcome issues with lack of space districtwide as enrollment is at the highest since the 1985 Delmar and West Lamar ISD consolidation.
The bond will help fund a two-story high school, animal facility and renovate and rearrange its campuses. There are two community meetings scheduled for April 19 at 6 p.m. and April 20 at 6 p.m. both in the performing arts center.
With 2022-23 fall high school enrollment at 322; 264 at the middle school; and 593 in the elementary, the district has proposed to construct the new, two-story high school and renovate the current high school to the middle school. The middle school is expected to be converted for pre-kindergarten to first grade, whereas second- to fifth-grade students would be housed in the elementary campus.
The newly constructed, two-story high school would be about 90,000 square foot sitting just south of the current campus.
Superintendent Tommy Chalaire said in an email sent to employees districtwide, the new high school building is expected to consist of 21 classrooms, four science labs, health science classroom, larger band hall, gym with up to 1,500 seats and a community storm shelter.
The proposed $50-million bond includes ear-marked funds to renovate classrooms at the current high school. These renovations include additional science, art and agricultural classes. Plans also include construction of a new barn to house district animals.
Early voting for the districts proposed $50-million bond to help fund a two-story high school, animal facility and renovate and rearrange its campuses is set for April 24-28 and May 1-2 from 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at Chisum ISD’s Administration Building, 3250 S. Church Street. Voting on Election Day, May 6 from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. will also be at the Chisum ISD Administration Building.
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