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Welcome to the Ganado ISD Bond Program Website

On May 7, 2016, the voters of Ganado ISD (GISD) overwhelmingly approved the single proposition presented. The $24,430,000 proposition will address educational adequacy and capacity challenges by replacing the aged facilities in GISD. This website has been designed to provide the community with regular updates of the program's progress. Check back regularly for updates!

Out with the Old

After award of a contract to Krueger Construction at the June Board meeting, crews wasted no time making room for the new campuses. After mobilization and installation of appropriate security and erosion control measures, work began on demolition of the various structures that fall within the footprint of the new buildings. Below is a progress photo of the demolition of the old Home Economics building. For more information refer to the project update page.

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New Secondary and New Elementary Bids Come In

After a lengthy design process that involved staff and community members, the plans for the new secondary and elementary campuses were finally issued for bidding in April. On May 16, proposals were received from four contractors. After careful review, Krueger Construction was ranked as the highest firm responsive to the specifications. On Thursday, May 18, the Board of Trustees approved the recommendation for award of a contract to Krueger.

Pending execution of contract documents, and provision of bonding and insurance, we will set a date to break ground. Stay tuned for more details and a date for a possible ground breaking ceremony.

Follow the link below to see the Schematic Design Presentation.

Schematic Design Presentation

Ganado ISD Issues First Round of Bonds

On the August 22, 2016, the Board of Trustees held a special board meeting to lock-in a historically low interest rate for the first installment bond sale of $6,345,000. The 30-year bond attained a fixed interest rate of 3.07%, allowing the District to take advantage of the historically low interest rate environment.

Despite the sale of new bonds, the District was also able to reduce the overall tax rate for the 2016 Tax Year from $1.19 to $1.18 per $100 valuation.

The remaining bond authorization of $18,085,000 will be sold over the next 12 to 24 months.