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Barbers Hill votes OK $75M in school bonds

MONT BELVIEU— Barbers Hill ISD voters on Saturday overwhelmingly approved a $75 million bond referendum consisting of two propositions – one for $65.2 million and the second for $9.8 million.
Proposition One which will pay for three elementary school buildings and their furnishings, passed with a 79% approval rate, while Proposition Two which will pay for an internal campus road, classroom additions for various fine arts programs and improvements to athletic facilities, was approved by 78% of the voters.
There were 1,109 total votes cast in the May 14th election.
After the successful election, Superintendent Greg Poole said, “This election and the margin of the support speaks volumes about our community and its willingness to support public education. Small wonder Barbers Hill has been the leader it has for the past 80 years and this election result will allow us to continue a tradition of excellence.”
Proposition 1 received 871
“Yes” votes, with 675 coming in early voting. There were 234 “No” votes cast.
The school district won the issue in all three polling locations: Mont Belvieu, Cove and Beach City.
Proposition 2 received 853 “Yes” votes and 244 “No” votes.