Voters overwhelmingly approve school bond, Chapter 41 propositions
“With the passage of this bond package, we continue to see the strong support for our schools,” said Dr. Jerry Roy, Superintendent of Schools. “This community expects their children to receive a strong education in adequate school facilities.”
The $199,505,999 school bond package was split into two propositions. The first, which was approved with 88.31 percent support, will provide $169,145,000 for a new middle school, maintenance on existing facilities, site acquisitions, as well as additions and renovations to numerous schools.
The $30,360,000 second proposition was approved with 86.86 percent support. It will provide additions and renovations in the areas of fine arts and athletics. Among the additions are new band halls, orchestra rooms, weight rooms and athletic storage.
This bond package was the eleventh that voters in the district have approved since 1970. Residents approved a $306.7 million bond package in 2001.
A complete list of school bond projects is available at the LISD Bond Election Website (www.lisd.net/main/bond), which will continue to be updated with the latest information as the bond program progresses.
In addition to the school bonds, voters also approved both Chapter 41 propositions by a wide margin with 94.02 percent and 89.18 percent in support.
“Being the first district in the state to combine a school bond election with a Chapter 41 election was a challenge,” said Roy. “I want to thank the voters for taking the time to study the issues involved with Chapter 41 and taking local control over how we send this money to the state. This translates into a significant savings for our district.”
A total of 3,776 voters cast ballots in the four-proposition election.
The Lewisville Independent School District is made up of all, or part of, thirteen communities including Lewisville, Highland Village, Copper Canyon, Double Oak, The Colony, Flower Mound, portions of north Carrollton, western Plano, and smaller portions of Frisco, Hebron, Coppell, Grapevine and Argyle. LISD encompasses 127 square miles in the southeast portion of Denton County.
Lewisville ISD is projected to reach an enrollment of over 64,000 students by 2012. The district’s current enrollment is 47,271.