Zavalla ISD says proposed bond would increase school safety

By Jena Johnson - bio | email

ZAVALLA, TX (KTRE) - The Zavalla Independent School District is asking voters to approve a $5.5 million school bond.

If passed, the current elementary school would get several new classrooms and a state of-the-art library. The bond money would also go to building a larger cafeteria, eliminating students eating lunch as early as 10:15 in the morning. In addition, the school would build a track, and relocate their baseball field. Currently, the school does not have a track.

The Zavalla ISD Superintendent, David Flowers, said the existing elementary school's layout could potentially create some safety issues. Flowers said the proposed bond addresses those concerns.

"Safety and security is paramount," said Flowers. "With five separate entrances here's a way for us to join all those buildings and provide a safer more secure school for Zavalla ISD."

In addition to the bond, the school district is asking voters to check yes on Proposition 1, which would raise school taxes by 13 cents. School taxes currently sit at $1.04. The tax ratification would increase school taxes to $1.17. Flowers said the money would fund teacher salary and other costs. If the propositions are passed, it would cost Zavalla residents $91 per year.

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