This is an opportunity for residents to vote on whether or not to renovate Christoval Elementary and also expand the S.T.E.M program that is already in place at Christoval High School.
However, much like any bond it comes at a price, but it's a price the bond accountability committee says is absolutely necessary.
"There's portions of our building where the main corridor is 1909 building, so it’s 109 years old,” said Mandee Kennedy, marketing chair for the Christoval Bond Committee. “The additional building the renovation was done in the late 60’s, there was another renovation done in the late 90's."
She says it’s an old building, but a building most don't want to see completely torn down but the building is in dire need of repairs and restoration.
And it's a project that is expected to cost residents $9.48 million.
"We need adequate restroom, adequate sewage and septic lines, we need adequate plumbing in there to handle that load,” said Kennedy.
But the restrooms aren't the only issue. Kennedy says many classrooms do not meet the recommended size by the Texas Education Agency.
"They don’t do worksheets anymore, they're not sitting down doing the traditional classwork, they're hands on and the size of those classrooms really limits what they can do,” said Kennedy.
This bond would also expand to the S.T.E.M academy at Christoval High.
"We have one of the highest enrollment rates in the Concho Valley in our S.T.E.M academy, being a rural community the students don’t have a lot of access,” said Kennedy. “Here in town they can go to the outreaching community colleges and get the additional training.
After the committee was formed in July 2017 it met with engineers and architects to determine how much a revamping would cost tax payers.
Currently Christoval is taxed at 4.7 cents per $100. After crunching numbers, the committee proposed a 24 cent increase, bringing the total tax rate to 28 cents.
"We're building on a legacy, we don’t have 109 year old school for no reason, that means that people who came prior to us put forth the effort and did what it took to keep the school standing,” said Kennedy.
She adds that when the elementary school was originally built it was meant to house about 100 children, the school is now serving over 200 kids.
"The economic health of our community is dependent on it, our school property values are much higher in towns that have a school and a thriving school district.
The bond is set to go up for election on May 5th. Kennedy says it takes a village to raise a child and if the community votes to pass the bond not only will the children see the benefit, but so will the community surrounding it.