Lewisville ISD School Board Calls May Election
At the regularly scheduled board meeting on February 12, the Lewisville ISD Board of Trustees voted unanimously to include a Bond Election on the May 4 ballot. Registered voters residing within Lewisville ISD boundaries will be asked to consider a total of three propositions that would generate additional funding to conduct maintenance, repairs and renovations at various athletics and recreation facilities across the district, as well as all five existing high school stadiums and the district’s two Aquatic Centers. If voters approve all three bond propositions (totaling $101.8M), there will be no increase to the LISD tax rate.
“I am so grateful for the action our Board took to address funding for projects that impact the student experience in LISD,” Superintendent of School Dr. Lori Rapp said. “We are committed to doing everything we can to maintain the level of engagement within our school communities, and the next step in that effort is asking voters to consider this bond.”
Lewisville ISD residents will vote on the propositions during Early Voting, April 22 – April 30, and on Election Day, Saturday, May 4. The deadline to register to vote is Thursday, April 4.
“The LISD Board of Trustees is grateful to the voters who shared their support for the projects approved in the fall election, and is eager to bring forth to stakeholders additional needs across the district in the spring election,” LISD Board President Jenny Proznik said.
The bond election will not increase the Interest & Sinking (I&S) tax rate. Lewisville ISD is able to issue these bonds without increasing the school district tax rate.
Development of the bond proposal involved an in-depth process of information gathering from a district-wide facilities assessment, research, and community input. Additionally, district leaders reconvened the One Vision Task Force, a group of more than 70 stakeholders, to provide feedback after the November election and to discuss potential projects in possible future bond elections.
Propositions that will appear on the ballot:
Natatorium (Eastside Aquatics Center and Westside Aquatics Center)
Proposition A: $16,250,000
Maintenance, repairs and renovations at the Eastside Aquatic Center and Westside Aquatic Center.
Athletics and Recreation Facilities
Proposition B: $65,585,000
Maintenance, repairs and renovations at athletics facilities consisting of locker rooms and field houses; tennis courts; baseball / softball facilities; middle school competition fields; high school practice fields; and concession areas.
Proposition C: $19,999,000
Maintenance, repairs and renovations to existing stadiums at Hebron High School, Flower Mound High School, The Colony High School, Marcus High School and Lewisville High School.
Since 2019 school districts are required to separate “special purpose” projects into different propositions and draft ballot orders accordingly.