In September 2013, the Board of Trustees charged a special Steering Committee to study the facility needs and to develop a long-range facility improvement plan for the New Diana Independent School District. On February 13, 2014, the Committee made a recommendation to the Board, and on February 20, 2014, the Board in a unanimous vote, approved calling for a bond election to be held on May 10, 2014 in the amount of 15 million dollars.
If approved by voters, the bonds will be used to finance the following:
An Expansion of the Hunt Elementary School to house Pre-K through 5th Grade
A New Athletic/Physical Education/Gymnasium Facility
Additions and Renovations to the High School
Demolition of vacated spaces (i.e. existing Intermediate that currently houses 4th and 5th grade)
If approved by voters, the tax rate increase required will not exceed 37¢. The average New Diana ISD homeowner can expect to pay $30.82 more in taxes per month based on the average home value $99,962. There will be no tax increase above the frozen level on the homestead of taxpayers 65 years of age and older who have applied for and received the age 65 freeze.
Early Voting from April 28 to May 6 will be available during the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.at the New Diana ISD Administration Building 1373 US Hwy 259 S, Diana, Texas. Election Day is Saturday, May 10 and the entire District shall constitute one election precinct for this election at the New Diana ISD Administration Building,1373 U.S.Highway 259 S,Diana,Texas between 7:00am and 7:00pm.
Additional Early Voting will be available at the following locations and times:
New Diana Cafeteria Monday, April 28, 2014 – 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
11774 State Highway 154 East Monday, May 5, 2014 – 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Norton Lovell Auditorium Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
11794 State Highway 154 East Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 6:00 pm to 7:30 p.m.
New Diana Football Stadium Saturday, May 3, 2014 – 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
11820 State Highway 154 East
Robert F. Hunt Elementary School Tuesday, May 6, 2014 – 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
11150 State Highway 154 West
Additional information will be available on the New Diana ISD website at www.ndisd.org and any interested citizen with questions may contact the New Diana ISD Administration at 903-663-8000.