Nixon-Smiley Consolidated Independent School District trustees are hoping voters will support five propositions on the May 6 ballot that could raise more than $38.9 million in bonds for the district.
On Monday, Feb. 13, the N-SCISD board authorized putting a $38,948,500 bond measure on the ballot, breaking the measure down into five propositions they believe will not cause a tax increase for taxpayers, with the hope that it will enhance the transparency of the bond election and allow the voters to have a better understanding of the five distinct and separate measures.
Prop A is in the amount of $20,839,150 and covers the construction, acquisition, rehabilitation, renovation, expansion and equipment of school buildings in the district and the purchase of new school buses. Included in this would be the construction of a new transportation/maintenance building, safety upgrades across the district, as well as a remodel of the high school 600 building.
Prop B is in the amount of $7,886,700 and covers the construction, acquisition, rehabilitation, renovation, expansion and equipment of a Career Technical Education facility as well as an Agriculture/Animal Sciences facility and other school buildings in the district.
Prop C is in the amount of $4,555,150 and covers the construction, acquisition, rehabilitation, renovation, expansion and equipment of gymnasium facilities, baseball stadium facilities, softball stadium facilities and other school buildings in the district.
Prop D is in the amount of $2,799,100 and covers the rehabilitation, renovation, expansion, improvement and equipment of the football stadium facilities in the district. Included in this would be construction of a new concession/restroom building along with a press box addition.
Prop E is in the amount of $1,868,750 and covers the installation of synthetic turf at the football stadium facility and related improvements.
Early voting on the bond measure will be held by personal appearance from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, April 24 through Friday, April 28, and again from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, May 1 and Tuesday, May 2 at the Nixon City Hall, 302 E. Central Ave. Election Day voting will be held from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 6 at Nixon Public Library, 401 N. Nixon Ave.; Smiley VFD, 208 N. FM 108; and Leesville CemeteryAssociation, 6077 CR 155.
The last day to apply for ballot by mail (received not postmarked) is April 25, 2023.