MISD gearing up to make bond proposal

By Mike Eddleman
As Mexia ISD administrators meet to continue to separate the imperative from those things the district can do without and prioritize facilities needs, Superintendent Sharon Ross said they need to be prepared for a November bond election.
“We need solutions,” she said when discussing the safety, security and maintenance issues on the district's campuses, and the first step in finding a solution is gauging community support.
“The most important thing to do, as I've learned, is to ask the community what they're willing to support, and to be honest and up front with them about the fact that we have needs,” Ross said. “They are not wants, they are necessities that we are prioritizing.”
Estimated costs are being calculated by Claycomb Associates, in hopes of bringing those dollar figures to the school board this month, but at the board's last meeting, the district's new financial advisor laid out some basic numbers.

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