Around three dozen Navasota School District residents began searching for the best way of meeting the district’s current infrastructure needs with both the NISD financial advisors and architect at the latest Rattle Session.
Superintendent Stu Musick reports they discussed both the financial and tax impact different amount of bond would make, and what impact they would have on homeowner property taxes, as well as the Homested Exemption that would keep the taxes of senior residents from being affected
And whatever investment the district does eventually decide on, be it a 20-, 25-, or 30-year bond, Dr. Musick believes it’ll be a good decision all the way around.
He says making that investment in the schools also makes an investment in the community, Musick adds, which attracts folks to Navasota, whether they want to bring a new business here, or move here themselves. He also admits that a lot of the feedback focused on whether the NISD needs new buildings, or can get away with repairing the old ones, some dating back to the ‘30s.
Musick says the pulse of both folks at the Rattle Session and the board itself right now is to renovate or remodel our present facilities rather than to build new ones. But whatever infrastructure decision the district does eventually come to, he continues, that decision must be made soon, as putting a bond on the November ballot requires it be called by this August.