Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

May 13, 2010

Dawson school bond vote won’t affect plans

By Janet Jacobs
Corsicana Daily Sun

Corsicana —



The loss of the Dawson school bond election Saturday doesn’t  mean there won’t be a football season, it just means it won’t be much different than it was last season.

The district asked voters to raise their school tax rates to pay for two new classrooms, as well as a new track and football field.

The response was a narrow defeat of 153 to 132.

“We lost by 20 votes,” said Arvel Rotan, superintendent.

Already under construction are a baseball and softball field, tennis courts and parking. The $2 million bond would have paid for a new entrance to frame the sports complex, restrooms, football stadium and press box.

Not having the money won’t be a disaster, Rotan said.

“It’s not going to be all out there in that sports complex that a lot of people were wanting,” he said.

What to do next will be discussed at the next Dawson school board meeting at 7 p.m. on May 20th, Rotan said.

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Janet Jacobs may be reached via e-mail at jacobs@corsicanadailysun.com