A special election will be held July 9th for the Cody Kilgore School District bond issue for new school facilities for the elementary. Several years ago it was determined that it was not practical to upgrade the 100-year-old elementary school building in Kilgore. A subsequent 9 million dollar bond issue failed. The school board listened to patrons who thought a 3 million dollar bond would be acceptable. Architects came up with a new 4.2 million dollar price tag for a streamlined facility. The ‘Cowboy Grit’ organization was redirected to start fund raising for the project. At this time, school board member Tim Nollette reported to KVSH that they have gathered over $800,000 in donations and pledges. The school district has set aside about $400,000 in a special building fund for a total of 1.2 million. Now voters are encouraged to pass the 3 million dollar bond on July 9th to set the wheels in motion on construction. The new facilities would include 10,000 square feet of space including 8 classrooms for Pre-K through 7th grade, along with bathrooms and storage. The election will be done by mail-in ballot, which should arrive in Cody-Kilgore School District mailboxes by the end of June. For more information contact any board member, Tim Nollette, Landon Miller, Adam Nasland, Shara Stoner or Beth McNare.