Town hall meeting scheduled

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Denton school bond election to be discussed

A town hall meeting regarding the 2013 Denton school bond election is being held at 6:30 tonight at the Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center in Denton. 

Since mid-August, bond committee members have made several presentations before PTA and service groups and several other local organizations about the school bond election, but this will be the first public forum, said Tim Crouch, a bond committee co-chairman. He said tonight’s session will be similar to several of the previous informational sessions that have taken place with area groups. 

The meeting will include a video about the $312 million bond that will go before voters Nov. 5, followed by discussion with the public, Crouch said. He said he’s hopeful the meeting serves as an opportunity for the public to learn about the package and have an informed decision when casting their vote. 

“I would assume that most of the program will be [question and answer]. The presentation itself will be about 15 minutes, and the rest will be Q and A,” Crouch said. “We really would encourage folks to come out and hear about the bond package and ask any questions. We think it’s really important people have the opportunity to ask questions.”

The 2013 bond is asking voters to approve funding for the construction of a fourth comprehensive high school; a 23rd and 24th elementary school; the district’s eighth middle school; a ninth-grade addition at Guyer high school; renovations at 17 campuses; energy conservation improvements; and land acquisition. 

Early voting begins Oct. 21, and continues through Nov. 1, according to the Denton County Elections Administration. To vote in the Nov. 5 election, individuals who are not registered must do so by today. 

The MLK Jr. Recreation Center is located at 1300 Wilson St. For more information on tonight’s meeting or the 2013 bond election, call 940-369-0006 or visit www.dentonisd.org.

BRITNEY TABOR can be reached at 940-566-6876 and via Twitter at @BritneyTabor. 


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