Voters informed of bond election


Last updated 1/16/2021 at 2:07pm

CLOVIS — Clovis Municipal Schools has informed voters by mail of its upcoming school bond election, which will be conducted by mail over the next four-plus weeks.

The postcard was sent to all registered voters in the school district ahead of the Feb. 16 election, which is being conducted by the Curry County Clerk’s Office.

Ballots will be mailed to voters starting Tuesday. The election covers the renewal of $10 million in general obligation bonds and a public school capital improvements act tax.

Passage of both questions would not change property tax rates, but officials have not provided specific information to The News on how taxes would change should the measure fail.

“The district issues debt with average of 15 year maturities,” Regina Gaysina of RBC Capital Markets told The News in November. “The tax rate is not anticipated to change in the next few years if the district’s election doesn’t pass in 2021. However, if the district doesn’t pass another GO Election for the next 15 years the tax rate will gradually decline and eventually go to $0 once the debt is paid off.”

This will be the district’s first such election since changes to election law took place in 2019. The Portales and Floyd school districts have similar elections in Roosevelt County, also concluding on Feb. 16.

The funds would go towards renovations at Barry Elementary, building upgrades at the Clovis High agricultural farm, parking lot improvements at Yucca Middle School, security fencing at Gattis Middle School and roof and HVAC replacements at CHS, Sandia Elementary, the Student Support Center and the iAcademy at Lincoln Jackson. District-wide expenditures would include maintenance and items including student Chromebooks, classroom software and wi-fi routers.


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