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AISD to hold public hearing on proposed bond package

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AISD trustees are asking for public input on a 2013 proposed bond package that could go before voters in May.

Here's a breakdown of the $890 million proposed bond package:

  • $131.6 million for health, environment, equipment, technology
  • $264.1 million for safety, security and overcrowding relief
  • $349.4 million for building infrastructure renovations
  • $144.9 million for academic programs, fine arts and athletics

The $264.1 million for safety and security improvements would go toward additional and upgrades to security cameras on campuses, upgrades to security card access systems and upgrades to fire alarm systems.

AISD Chief of Police Eric Mendez spoke about the importance of these improvements stating, "When you have to factor in possibilities, you need to make sure that you take the proper measures to ensure that the students are safe every day. So, we reach out to the public in a bond election so that they can consider our options. I think when you consider the safety and security of a student, what is the price tag that a person is willing to put on a child's life? You have to consider that."

The public hearing is Tuesday, January 22 at 6:30 p.m. at the Crockett High School cafeteria at 5601 Manchaca Rd.

There will be another public hearing January 29 at 6:30 p.m. at Reagan High School at 7104 Berkman Drive.

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