Tuesday on Lubbock's First News, Pat Henderson, Superintendent of Cooper School District, discussed the proposed bond election that will build on existing facilities and add new ones.

Henderson said there has been a major growth in student population in the last five years. He said, "it's a compliment to our district, but it does present challenges." He observed this meant there is a greater need to create larger and more concrete buildings, doubling the size of some classrooms. He noted that over half the bond election is focused on expanding the physical high school structures. The bond election this year is for $55 million, estimated to be spent over the next four years. He said there would be a tax increase of 6 cents, bringing the total rate to $1.54.

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