Voters in La Vernia will go to the polls May 7 to determine if the La Vernia Independent School District will embark on a $33,215,000 plan to renovate, refurbish, and build to accommodate the district’s growing student population and meet their instructional needs. During a Feb. 8 special called meeting, the district’s board of trustees approved putting this before voters, according to Dr. Josť Moreno, district superintendent, after the meeting.
Last week, the district’s Long Range Facilities Committee presented its findings and recommended the school’s board of trustees approve calling for a bond election.
The plan, if approved, will commit to extensive renovation and construction of approximately $13.1 million on the La Vernia Junior High School campus, along with $14.7 million in additions and renovations at the high school campus, $400,000 in technology upgrades, and traffic circulation at the junior high school.
Included in the decision-making process were more than 600 viable responses to a community survey, Moreno said.
“Those who responded showed favorable interest in the overall needs of our students in calling the bond election for the school district,” the superintendent said.
He and district administrators will provide more information before May, communicating facts and answering questions.