Fort Stockton ISD bond breakdown

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Early voting ends Friday, and there’s some important things on the ballot. In Fort Stockton, there’s an $85 million dollar bond proposed to revamp schools in the area. It will improve all levels of educational facilities – elementary, intermediate, middle and high schools.

Just want our kids to be well taken care of and have as good facilities as anyone in West Texas

Betty McCallister Principal, Apache Elementary

McCallister says the renovations to her school – Apache Elementary – are overdue. Apache was built in the 1960’s and some of the original construction still stands.

This is one of the oldest schools in the district and we need renovations over here. We have a new wing, but the rest of the building is about 50 something years old

Betty McCallister Principal, Apache Elementary

The bulk of the cost will go to providing a brand new intermediate school, repurchasing, an existing school to a daycare for district staff, and creating additional teacher housing on the Butz site.

Out of all the things that could chance, McCallister is most ready for the schools to update security measures.

There’s a couple of campuses that really need entry ways to be made more secure. It’s a shame we have to think about those things, but we do. There’s been too many incidents across the country and our kids’ safety is our number one priority.

Betty McCallister Principal, Apache Elementary

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