Dublin ISD officials are beginning the process that will enable the school board to call a November bond election before Sept. 7. During a special meeting Monday, the board of trustees approved the action after board president Sammy Moore cast the tie-breaking vote.
Multiple board members voted to allow taxpayers to decide on a bond package to renovate the middle school campus.
"This is an opportunity to provide new facilities and repair existing facilities for our students at such a low cost to our taxpayers," said board member Mike Jurney. "It's too important of a decision to not let the voters decide."
Jurney said there was "confusion" surrounding the failed May bond election.
Now, Barnett is completing paperwork necessary to allow the board to officially call the election in an upcoming meeting. The board must call the election by Sept. 7, but will likely make the decision in August.
The issue resurfaced after an extension was granted for the district's eligibility for qualified school construction bonds.
The district originally applied for the loans last spring through the Qualified School Construction Bond (QSCB) program, which lowers the cost of constructing and renovating school facilities. The QSCB grants allow districts to obtain loans with interest rates from 1-1.5 percent.
Dublin voters rejected a $5.44 million bond election in May with 56 percent of voters opposing the package.