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Section A: General News


Voters could decide Poth school bond in November




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July 16, 2014 | 3,380 views | 4 comments

Voters residing within the borders of the Poth Independent School District (ISD) may go to the polls in November to weigh in on a proposed bond issue. Superintendent Scott Caloss said that while an exact amount of debt has not been decided, it could total $15 million. The proposed bond was part of a discussion that occurred during board training at a special July 9 meeting.

News of the potential bond issue was made public at the board’s June 11 meeting. If the district borrows $15 million, it could result in a 25-cent increase in Poth ISD’s property-tax rate. (See “Poth ISD considers $15M bond issue,” June 18.)

Also during the meeting, the board approved the following personnel changes:

•The resignations of Poth High School teacher Rachel Zarosky and Poth Elementary School teacher Jackie Thoms

•The hire of Poth Elementary School teachers Amanda Skloss and Tiffany Ward.
 

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The Marcelina Muse  
Dry Tank, TX  
July 22, 2014 10:39am
 
Hey Publius, what got your toga in a wad? You let a little irresponsible spending get your Roman goat? Oh, I see. You have experience with fiddling while the school burns. Well, fear not. The wise people who are subjects of the ... More ›

 
Publius Valerius Publicola  
Rome, Tx.  
July 22, 2014 10:28am
 
The school board needs to require the school to submit an "absolutely have to have" budget and plan, and justify it with real facts. All those who favor funding "would be nice to have" should be looking ... More ›

 
Publius Valerius Publicola  
Rome, Tx.  
July 18, 2014 10:31am
 
Why if you are against the bond issue you are against the kids. No matter if the ink is still wet on the last issue of bonds. Get with the program! More and bigger is the name of the bureaucrat's game. Accountable to the taxpayer's? ... More ›

 
I agree  
Kosciusko  
July 17, 2014 6:38pm
 
I will vote against this bond proposal. We just approved one.

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