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Chester ISD voters approve bond issue

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By Chris Edwards
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TYLER COUNTY – The unofficial results of the May 6 elections, which saw voters serviced by Chester ISD and ESD #4 faced with options on the ballot are in.

Chester ISD put a bond issue before its voters, and the results from May 6 show 159 voting “for” the measure and 137 “against.”

That bond calls for $5.315 million to replace and upgrade several buildings throughout the school district. The bond order was adopted by the Chester ISD Board of Trustees in February.

Plans call to replace the current middle school and high school buildings with a new 8-10 classroom building located on the east side of the district administration building. The middle school building is in poor condition, and only has three classrooms, while the high school building, which was built in 1967, is not up to current building codes.

The other item up for a vote concerned voters living in the service area of Emergency Services District #4, which includes the Warren Volunteer Fire Department. The measure called for the adoption of a local sales and use tax to benefit the ESD. Voters approved the item to the tune of 29 voting “for” and 10 voting against it.

The Tyler County Clerk’s office will release final voting numbers later in the week, up until Thursday.

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