Brenham ISD will hold a pair of public meetings at Brenham Junior High School, one on Thursday, October 6th at 6 p.m. and another on Tuesday, October 25th at 6 p.m. The meetings will involve a presentation, question and answer session, and a walkthrough of junior high facilities.
Construction of a new junior high school for grades 6-8 is one of two propositions that will come before voters this fall. The other calls for renovation and expansion of the Career and Technical Education (CTE) department.
Proposition A, which includes the new junior high school, is for $111 million and has an estimated tax rate increase of $0.1500 per $100 valuation. Proposition B, covering the CTE enhancements, costs $25 million and carries a projected tax rate increase of $0.0360.
Voter registration ends Tuesday, October 11th. Early voting runs from October 24th to November 4th. Election Day is November 8th.
Superintendent Dr. Tylor Chaplin said during Monday’s Brenham School Board meeting that the district is in the process of setting up presentations for community and civic organizations to discuss the specifics of the bond. He encouraged any groups interested in learning more about the bond to reach out to the district’s central office to set up a presentation with them.