By STEVE REAGAN
FORSAN â€” Residents in the Forsan Independent School District will get a chance to sound off about the upcoming school bond election Thursday.
A public meeting has been scheduled to address issues raised by the proposed bond at 6 p.m. Thursday in Elbow Elementary, FISD Superintendent Randy Johnson said.
Architects from Parkhill, Smith & Cooper will be on hand with a presentation on construction plans and to answer questions, Johnson noted.
FISD trustees voted in February to hold an election in May. They are asking voter approval of a $23.8 million bond.
Items to be financed by the bond package include:
â€¢ A new primary campus to replace Elbow Elementary. The new elementary will be located adjacent to the junior high/high school building in Forsan.
â€¢ A wastewater treatment plant. This became necessary after the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality found the district in violation of wastewater standards.
â€¢ Safety and security renovations at the secondary campus, including installation of a locking system for the exterior doors which can be operated remotely and a remake of the main entrance to enhance security against unwanted visitors.
â€¢ Expansion of the secondary campus to accommodate extra classroom, lab or storage space.
â€¢ Major plumbing and electrical renovation at the secondary campus.
â€¢ Renovation of the kitchen area at the secondary campus.
â€¢ Safety upgrades in the secondary campusâ€™ metal shop.
â€¢ Expansion of the districtâ€™s bus barns to accommodate vehicles currently parked at Elbow.
â€¢ A fire-suppression system for the new elementary campus.
â€¢ Resurfacing of the track at the football stadium.
â€¢ Replacement of one of the districtâ€™s tennis courts.
â€¢ Increased storage area at the band hall.
Johnson said all the bond items address needs formulated from a 2012 facilities study conducted by the Texas Association of School Boards.
Contact Staff Writer Steve Reagan at 263-7331.