Bartlett ISD $20 million proposition for school facilities, buses fails

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Bartlett Independent School District residents will vote on Proposition A. (KXAN Photo)

Editor’s note: This story has been updated to reflect Proposition A failed.

BARTLETT, Texas (KXAN) – A Bartlett Independent School District bond to fund school facilities improvements and address capacity issues failed to pass in Tuesday’s election.

Proposition A failed 53%-47% by a margin of 12 votes. The proposition called for $20 million in bonds for constructing, renovating, improving and equipping school facilities.

The proposition also included additions to secure entries, cafeteria areas and classrooms, as well as the football field, track and locker rooms.

Renovations of the playground, band hall and high school foundation are also included in the proposal, along with funding for the purchases of new buses and sites for new facilities.

If the bond had passed, property taxes would have increased.

“Bartlett ISD students deserve the best, and it is our commitment to provide for their future,” the district said in a bond election flyer.

According to Bartlett ISD, the bond proceeds cannot be used for staff salaries and wages, general operating expenses or maintenance, textbooks or educational materials, or administration.

For further details on the district’s bond plans, visit BISD’s website.

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