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Voters will go to the polls May 1 to decide the fate of a $51.55 million North Lamar ISD bond election as the result of action taken this week by school trustees.

The referendum includes five propositions to include the following:

  • Proposition A - Academics: $43,070,000
  • Proposition B - Transportation: $1,800,000
  • Proposition C -Technology: $405,000
  • Proposition D - Athletics: $2,075,000
  • Proposition E - Fine Arts: $4,200,000

Bond proposal projects include:

  • 15 new buses to replace the current fleet that is past its useful life.
  • The construction of a new energy-efficient elementary school with a storm shelter for 650 students in grades 2-5.
  • The renovation of Everett Elementary Elementary for PreK-1 that includes an updated exterior, new roof, restrooms, HVAC and intercom system for increased safety.
  • Upgraded safety and security features around the district, replacement of end-of-life HVAC units, repairs to the high school auditorium, gym and athletic facilities along with a fine arts addition at North Lamar High School.
  • The repurpose of Bailey Intermediate School.
  • Chromebooks, iPads and charging stations so that every student can participate in interactive and remote learning.

See the Thursday edition of The Paris News for more information about this story.

Mary Madewell is a staff writer for The Paris News. She can be reached at 903-785-6976 or at

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