Drive to fund career, tech gets reboot in second Marble Falls vote

MARBLE FALLS, Texas (KXAN) — Voters might have said “no” to new funding for school career and technology programs last fall, but school leaders in Marble Falls aren’t giving up.

The decision to renew their push for approval of $6.5 million in bonds was based on parent and community surveys in the wake of last fall’s defeat, said Bruce Peckover of Marble Falls ISD.

“We really think that, based on our board review of that, that there will be a lot better chance of the community embracing it the second time around,” he said.

District leaders say nobody’s taxes will go up, and they need the money to keep up with other Central Texas schools.

“We want to make sure that we have 21st century learning materials, technology, equipment and facilities available for our students,” Peckover said.

But locals like Linvel Baker, however, don’t buy the “no new taxes” line.

“Most people say we’ve already spent enough money,” Baker said. “Let’s pay off what we have and then we can have more later on,  I think we just need to hold off raising money.”

Voters will have the final say on May 10th.

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