Voters in the Socorro Independent School District are going to have to decide if they want to take on a $448.5 million bond in the upcoming November election.

SISD officials say the development in their district makes the bond necessary. There are a number of big items in the bond including a rebuild of Socorro High School, a 50-year old facility that was originally built as a middle school.

Bond money would also go toward building one middle school and two new elementary schools for the Pebble Hills and Eastlake area. El Dorado, Americas, and Montwood high schools would also be revamped.

SISD is also eyeing a new student activities complex. The district's current S.A.C. was built in 1992 when the district had two high schools. There are now six high schools in SISD and that translates to the need for more facilities.

SISD homeowners with a home valued at the district average of $100,000 would see their property taxes go up around $100 dollars if the bond is approved. SISD officials say that is 14-cents lower than EPISD and 19-cents lower than YISD.

Voters will decide on the bond on November 7th.

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