Killeen ISD school board cancels $265M bond election amid COVID-19 pandemic

The Killeen ISD Board of Trustees has voted to cancel its bond election to focus on the health and safety of students and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The 2019 bond steering committee had voted to seek another bond in the May 2 election, which was postponed by the board on March 31 after Gov. Greg Abbott signed a proclamation allowing political subdivisions to postpone elections scheduled in May due to the pandemic.


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“Given the circumstances in and around the COVID-19 pandemic it is important to pause and further analyze the financial implications to our community and better determine how to best serve our students in the future while maintaining sensitivity to our taxpayers," said Superintendent Dr. John Craft in a release.

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The $265 million bond was separated into two propositions and would have provided new schools for growth, addressed aging facilities, and renovated and expanded existing high school stadiums. A major goal was to eliminate portable classrooms from all campuses, says the district.

The Board of Trustee election will go on as planned in November.