Jerry Baird, superintendent for Iowa Park ISD, says, "We feel like it's a good time from the standpoint that we can sell some bonds if we sell some today for about three percent interest, so in terms of that, we would save a considerable amount of money."
All campuses would be affected and would receive updates to safety and security measures including cameras and locks, and wireless internet throughout the buildings.
"We are proposing to do some construction there, but mostly a renovation of the fields and other buildings around the high school campus," Baird says.
Some of those renovations include a new entrance and press boxes at Hawk Stadium, bleacher seating, concessions and bathroom facilities, and a new track.
The baseball complex would also get a new concession stand, bleachers, and bathrooms.
The high school would also get a new exterior facade.
"We feel like the construction climate is good to get the most for our dollar," Baird says.
Changes under the proposal would come at a cost to taxpayers.
The estimated tax rate increase is 21 cents, which would bring the total rate to $1.34.
For a home valued at $100-thousand, that would be a tax increase of about $17 a month.
"We would hope that our patrons and our taxpayers and patrons would discuss this. We want it to be affordable," Baird says.
The bond proposal goes before voters May 12.
You can find a complete list of all the changes under the proposal at http://www.ipcisd.net/99410228162022877/blank/browse.asp?A=383&BMDRN=2000&BCOB=0&C=54629