Citizens work to educate community on upcoming bond election

Local citizens and parents came together to form the group, "Citizens for Our Schools, Our Children and Our Future," to help educate the community on the importance of the upcoming bond election.

"I think in today's age if we can help our kids I think we really should," said Co-Chairman of the group, Aaron Pan. "They deserve the best education we could possibly give them and the conditions under which they are getting educated need to be the best they could possibly be and these facility updates will help us in that regard."

The main purpose of the group is to advocate for the Amarillo Independent School District 2013 Bond Election that will improve educational facilities. The bond would increase taxes for an average homeowner by a little more than $1.50 per month.

"The reason that the cost is so low to finance $99,450,000 of bonds is because of the low interest rates," said AISD Board President Jim Austin. "So our opportunity to take advantage of these low interest rates, we don't want to miss it."

The bond will focus on things including security upgrades at 13 elementary schools, new classroom additions throughout the district and two new sixth grade campuses to help with overcrowding.

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