Proposition A | ADDRESS AGING SCHOOLS, EQUIPMENT & BUSES | $13.1M
The average age of the school buildings affected by this bond is 59 years, most built around 1964. The state of Texas does not fund facility renovations for Panhandle ISD. Panhandle ISD has not invested significantly in its facilities in more than 15 years. The district spends more than $500,000 annually on upkeep and maintenance for these facilities. These funds came from the operating fund, taking money from instruction. This bond helps alleviate this cost and creates more funding for classroom and instruction.
WELDING & MECH SHOPS & CLASSROOMS
Proposition A would include a remodel of the existing agriculture/welding/ PASS building. This includes the increase of square footage of the shops in order to resemble industry standards. The current shop space limits the number of students that can participate as well as the size of projects that can be built.
Proposition A includes new playground equipment, a new shade, rubber surface at playset area and a new turf area at Panhandle Elementary School.
Proposition A includes 5 new buses and 7 new distict vehicles over an 8-year span. Panhandle ISD utilizes 10 buses to transport students. The district includes 557 square miles. The district makes use of 6 route buses and 3 activity buses.
50% of the current fleet is approaching or past its useful life
PANHANDLE HIGH SCHOOL
Proposition A would include HS classroom asbestos abatement, a refresh of ten HS classrooms with flooring, and electrical updates.
Proposition A would include new restrooms at the Junior High school and re-finishing the concrete floors.
AG FARM AREA
Prop A includes electrical and plumbing upgrades to the agriculture farm.