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Nacogdoches County voters make final pleas for and against school bond

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Source: KTRE Staff Source: KTRE Staff
Source: KTRE Staff Source: KTRE Staff
NACOGDOCHES COUNTY, TX (KTRE) -

It was day three of 'early voting' around Texas and a $43.3 million dollar school bond continues to remain a hot button issue in Nacogdoches County.

If passed, the bond would go toward construction of new schools and repairs on existing schools, including McMichael Middle School.

The issue on whether the bond should be passed or not dates back to August when the Nacogdoches I-S-D school board voted 4-to-3 to place the bond on the November 3 ballot.

Tonight 'Friends of Nacogdoches I-S-D', who are in support of passing the bond, say if not passed, not only will students suffer but so will Nacogdoches as a whole.

“Without good schools, you can't have a thriving community. Better schools means better jobs, better jobs means more money in the community, it means less crime, it means a higher quality of life for everybody,” said Marc Guidry, a supporter of voting yes for school bond.

Part of the bond money would be used to build a new Carpenter Elementary School.
The current campus is 52-years-old with problems.
Parents say passing the bond means the focus can go back on providing a quality education.

”Over there, I've seen it firsthand, when it rains those kids get wet. They have to call their parents to bring them extra clothes and extra shoes. A 4-year-old should not have to worry about that,” said Amber Teal, Nacogdoches I-S-D parent.

Now, there are signs persuading voters to vote no on the proposed bond, however no one we talked to was willing to speak on camera.

Opponents of the bond say they already pay enough taxes to the school district and that throwing more money at a growing problem isn't the solution.
They say passing the bond will double the district's debt.

Early voting continues through Friday, October 30. And that all leads up to Election Day on November 3.
 

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