Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Brushy Voters Approve Bond for Early Childhood Center

Voters in the Brushy School district approved a $380,000 bond on Tuesday to build an Early Childhood Center. The bond was approved by 70 votes for to only 2 votes against.

Greg Reynolds, school superintendent, said the center is badly needed due to enrollment growth at the school.

“We’ve run out of space because we’ve grown so much,” Reynolds said. “We had to cancel one of our early childhood classes because we didn’t have enough room.”

The bond is for $380,000 to build a 6,700-square-foot Early Childhood Center. Reynolds said the building will be free standing, and plans are to build it at the back of the school campus. The center will house the preschool for 3- and 4-year-olds, and kindergarten classes for five-year-olds.

Reynolds said the building will house about 80 students and will free up four classrooms in the main building.

The next step is to meet with architects to draw up plans, which will probably be after the first of the year, Reynolds said.

“It would be nice if it is ready for the next school year,” Reynolds said, but he added he does not know yet if that will be possible.

The bond will not add on to ad valorem taxes. It simply extends the existing tax for 10 years.

Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director

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