Both Bridge City school bonds pass
Last updated 5/10/2022 at 7pm
Bridge City school taxpayers agreed by about a two-thirds majority to pass two bond propositions totaling $72.4 million in an election that ended Saturday.
The propositions would tear down a middle school building that has served the district for nearly 60 years and build a modern replacement across the street, at a price tag of $57.7 million; and build a new high school career technology education center, for $14.7 million.
Bridge City voters rejected bond issues in 2014 and 2019.
The 2022 votes, pushed hard by Superintendent Dr. Mike Kelly and a pro-bond committee in a series of public meetings, were flip-flopped from those other elections in the past decade.
Proposition A, for the new middle school, saw 1,422 votes for (65.2%) and 760 votes against (34.8%).
Proposition B, for the career technology center, drew 1,449 votes for (66.2%) and 741 votes against (33.8%).