By BRAD KEITH
STEPHENVILLE (December 18, 2017) — Christin Pack, chairperson, Stephenville ISD Facilities Planning Committee, recommended more than $60 million in additions and upgrades she says committee members consider “common needs” to provide for the modern needs of the students and those tasked with providing their education.
Trustees did not vote on the measure. This step was basically a formality. With the recommendation of the committee now officially on the record, trustees have until February 16 to call for a bond election on the May 5 ballot.
If approved, a $60 million bond would raise property taxes 12.93 cents for everys $100 in property valuation. This equates to a hike of $6.53 per month or $78.36 per year for $100,000 in property value as determined by Erath County Central Appraisal District.
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Pack was asked a couple simple data-oriented questions concerning the presentation, made with a number of the near 40 participating committee members present. The board, however, did not discuss the matter any further in open session.
Kason Prince, who superintendent Matt Underwood labled – only half jokingly – a social media sensation, was presented a CORE values medal for his dedication to Backpack Buddies, for donation his own savings to help feed less fortunate children in the district and community and for arriving early at school to help with classroom setup. Prince is the son of Ricky Prince and JJ Hampton. He was also accompanied to the meeting by his grandmother, Barbara Hampton, and great grandmother, Helen Hampton.
Future Farmers of America students were recognized after the high school sent 16 teams to the FFA national convention and all 16 advanced to the finals and walked the stage for placing in their respective events.