Belton voters approved a $149.7 million bond for a new elementary school and high school to be built in west Temple.

The bond passed by approximately 60 to 40 percent margin. However, not everyone was in favor of the bond.

Belton ISD Superintendent Susan Kincannon said the district i s incredibly excited about the new opportunity to serve students and will listen to input from everyone moving forward.

"We'll grow by 3600 students over the next decade and this will help us manage that growth," she said. "Whether you voted for or against tin this election we still want everyone to have a voice."

Construction will begin on both new schools early 2018.

The district hopes to have the schools open the following year.

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