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Galveston Independent School District
Public Information Meeting
News Release
Friday, April 09, 2010

GISD announces date for public information meeting, charter for bond review committee

GALVESTON, Texas — Galveston Independent School District officials set a date for a public information meeting to share facts and figures on the proposed Multi-Purpose Sports Stadium. The meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. on April 19 at the Lovenberg Administration Annex at 3906 Ave. T in Room A. It is open to the public and those with questions are welcome to attend. The meeting will follow a question-and-answer format with a short presentation at the start of the meeting to give those in attendance the facts on the Bond Election.

“This is an opportunity for those who have not had a chance to get all the details on the bond election,” said Lynne Cleveland, Superintendent of Schools. “We are offering the public a chance to hear the answers to the questions they may have straight from district officials. We encourage those with questions to attend.”

On March 3, 2010, the Galveston Independent School District Board of Trustees voted unanimously to call a bond election on May 8, 2010. In doing so, the Trustees approved the raising of a bond issuance of up to $35 million to build a new Multi-purpose Stadium Complex on 83rd Street adjacent to existing baseball and softball fields. The issuance will be decided when voters head to the polls on May 8.

The new complex will be home to athletic, band, and drill team events, as well as future home for graduation ceremonies and concerts. The facility will replace the 61-year-old Kermit Courville Stadium on the corner of 27th Ave. and M Street, built in 1948. Early polls open on Monday, April 26 at the old Galveston County Courthouse at 721 Moody Ave./21st Street. Election day is Saturday, May 8.

Please go to www.gisd.org and click on “Bond Election 2010 Information” under the “Programs” section for extensive information concerning the bond, including photos of the current Courville Stadium, schematic designs of the proposed Multi-Purpose Stadium Complex, cost breakdowns of the new facility, tax rate breakdowns, and much more. You may also contact the Communications Department at (409) 795-2411 or communications@gisd.org for more information.

The Board also approved writing a charter for a Bond Review Committee to be created and convened in the upcoming weeks. The committee was created to maintain an open-book policy with taxpayers concerning the bond before and after the May 8 election. The Bond Review Committee will report to the Board of Trustees on a regular basis to be determined at the first meeting. The charter for the Bond Review Committee may be read in the “Bond Election Information” section at www.gisd.org or by clicking here.






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