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County issues Elgin School Bonds

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Elgin Public Schools will soon have more classrooms, thanks to some help from the Comanche County commissioners.

Elgin_SchoolsThe commissioners, acting in their capacity as the Comanche County Educational Facilities Authority, voted to issue $14.025 million in bonds to pay for classroom additions to Elgin’s middle and elementary schools, as well as a few other improvements. Elgin voters approved the bond proposal Sept. 13 by a 67 percent margin.

Tom Crimmins, superintendent of Elgin Public Schools, thanked the commissioners for their support and said Elgin schools have seen unprecedented growth over the last few years.

Eastern District Commissioner Gail Turner said the Educational Facilities Authority was created to finance bond issues for any school in the county. Because the county has a better credit rating than any school district, the county can issue a higher amount of bond debt at one time than a school would be able to issue if it handled the bonds itself, he said.

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December 2011 Employees of the Month

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EOMsWhen dealing with a raging grass fire, most people turn and run.  Temperatures reach around 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit and smoke becomes so thick you lose all sense of direction.  Very few are brave enough to be a firefighter, whose job is to run into the smelting blaze in order to save lives and property.  But firefighters have bunker gear and tons of water carried on a quick moving brush truck to assist them in extinguishing the unpredictable demon.

Who would be brave enough to climb onboard a piece of heavy machinery, much slower than a brush truck, with no bunker gear or water to put on the flames, and head off into the smoke-consumed countryside?......

Your District 1 and 3 grader operators!

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