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West Oso ISD could see major upgrades from bond

Posted: 6:29 PM, Oct 23, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-23 19:37:56-04

West Oso voters will take to the polls as they consider a $12 million bond proposal for the West Oso School District.

Early voting began on Monday. If the proposed bond is approved by voters, major changes could be in store for West Oso campuses.

Included in the current bond proposal are seven projects, ranging from the demolition and abandonment of the JFK Building, replacing roofing at West Oso Elementary School, new turf for the West Oso High School football stadium and more.

The proposed bond also includes security upgrades that would help monitor foot traffic coming in and out of the West Oso campuses.

The administration says student safety is a top priority. To help with security, new main entry vestibules would be placed in the West Oso High School, West Oso Junior High, and the district’s elementary school.

“Right now it’s pretty open, and as you know safety and security is a big priority,” West Oso superintendent Conrado Garcia said. “We’re very fortunate we recently hired an assistant superintendent that’s on the governors’ panel for safety.”

If the proposed bond is approved by voters, taxpayers in the area would see a increase for the average home to an estimated $5.59 a month or $67.08 a year, district officials said.