The Corpus Christi Independent School District says they need $208 million to make schools safer and to build another high school.
Some of the money would be allocated for implementation of security upgrades that Governor Greg Abbott has recommended after the school shootings in May. The school district says it needs $175 million to build a new Carroll High School. Superintendent Dr. Roland Hernandez says a new high school is necessary to avoid school over-crowding.
“Well if we don’t do something to address it so that we are ahead of it in 3 or 4 years because that’s how long it will take to construct a building then we stand the risk of putting one high school at 3,000 students or more,” says Hernandez.
The proposed bond will also be used for an extra gym at Kaffie and Grant Middle Schools and classroom technology. Later in August, the school board will decide if the bond package should go to voters in November.