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Denton chamber supports school bond package

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The Denton Chamber of Commerce board of directors voted unanimously to endorse the $312.5 million Denton ISD Bond Election scheduled for November 5.

In a presentation to the full chamber board, Denton ISD Bond Committee Co-Chair Mike Woods reported that district enrollment has increased almost 28 percent since the last bond election in 2007.  Woods said that the increase is enough to fill four elementary schools, one middle and one high school.  Woods also serves on the Denton Chamber board.

Included in the package are the construction of the district’s 23rd and 24th elementary schools, the eighth middle school and fourth high school.  Guyer High School would add a new ninth grade component and $11.3 million in renovations to existing campuses are proposed.

The boundaries of the Denton ISD encompass 11 different municipalities, including Lantana and parts of Double Oak, Copper Canyon, Bartonville and Flower Mound.

If approved, annual taxes will increase $30 a year on a $300,000 home, according to a press release from the chamber.

Click here for more information about the 2013 school bond election.

 

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