The citizens of Texarkana, AR turned out in record numbers to vote on the Texarkana Arkansas School District bond restructure which also shared the ballot with three board of director seats.
The bond restructure will generate $15.7 million without increasing taxpayer dollars. In 2015, TASD applied for state partnership money and received approval of $6 million in May. Partnership funds coupled with the money generated by the restructure will allow approximately $22 million for the new middle school project.
District administration is still looking at land options for the new school and look to begin construction on the new facility before October 2018.
“On behalf of the Board of Education, staff, students, and parents, I would like to thank the community for their overwhelming support,” Superintendent Dr. Becky Kesler stated. “Our students deserve the very best and passing the bond restructure helps TASD continue to provide a quality learning experience for our students.”