Dave Marcinkowski Discusses the Lubbock Cooper Bond Package
Wednesday on KFYO Mornings with Dave King and Matt Martin, Dave Marcinkowski joined Dave and Matt to talk about the LCISD Bond proposal currently on the ballot, what is actually being voted on, and what they would do with the money.
The Lubbock Cooper Independent School District currently has early voting open for the $420 million bond that covers 3 major areas, being new schools including a high school, middle school, and elementary school as the first proposition, as well as 2 athletic propositions. Talking about the new high school, Marcinkowski explained that they are the #1 growing district in west Texas, and so they need new facilities as they continue to grow. They are at pace to be at capacity for their high school with in 2 years, and so the need for a 2nd high school is very high, with no clear Plan B.
Marcinkowski was also asked if he feels like there is a good amount of response from the community on this issue. He said that there has been, especially from those with kids, however he feels that what could be a detriment to the vote is a new law that would require this bond to be split up into 3 different proposals, due to anything extra curricular having to be separate as well as a requirement that the vote displays a phrase saying that there will be a property tax increase. He believes that this will be a bit challenging, and says that this has been a bit of a grassroots campaign for them, but that once people see what they have planned, he thinks people will give them support.
When asked what the timeline would be for the schools, Marcinkowski said that he suspects the high school would open in the fall of 2023 with 9th and 10th grade, then the next year a junior class would be added, and then a senior class the year after that. Marcinkowski encourages people to not be apathetic on this issue, and to get out and vote. He went on to say that they have done bond proposals before, and they feel like they have proven to the voters that they are good stewards of their money.
Listen to the full interview with Dave Marcinkowski in the audio above.