NMJC To Benefit from Bond D

NMJC To Benefit from Bond D

By Hobbs News Sun


New Mexico Junior College will be receiving $4,750,000 for educational resources within the next two years with the passing of Bond D during Tuesday’s election.

With 839 of 1,492 precincts partially reported, the approval for Bond D was at 68.5 percent (387,329 votes for, 177,710 against).

Overall, Bond D authorizes the issuance of up to $136,230,000 in bonds for capital improvements to public secondary education. All four-year institutions throughout the state will receive increments of the issuance.

NMJC officials have stated the money will be used to renovate the 52-year old McLean Hall building to house the school’s Cosmetology Applied Science program. The bond money will also improve major infrastructure on the campus including new HVAC operating software, a new fire alarm system, new lighting and new plumbing.

Bond D is one of all four bonds on the ballot that were approved. Bond A allows for $10,770,000 in bonds to improve several state senior citizen facilities. Bond A authorizes the sale of library acquisition bonds of up to $12,876,000 for academic, public school, tribal and public libraries. Bond C authorizes the issue of up to $6,137,000 for the purchase of school buses.