WAXAHACHIE — Early voting for the November 2017 election began Monday, Oct. 23. Included in this election is Waxahachie ISD’s 2017 bond referendum, with two propositions totaling $78 million.
Proposition A would fund the construction of two new elementary campuses for the district ($23 million and $27 million, based on six percent annual inflation), extensive renovations to Northside Elementary school ($10 million), and a new agriscience building and project center to be built near the new Waxahachie High School ($5 million), for a total package of $65 million.
Proposition B would fund a natatorium to be built next to the new Waxahachie High School ($13 million). The City of Waxahachie has committed $100,000 annually toward the maintenance of this facility.
“Waxahachie ISD is home to outstanding students and teachers,” WISD Superintendent Dr. Jeremy Glenn said. “We are blessed to live in a community that has high expectations for student success, and stakeholders who have a strong vision for the future of our district.”
Earlier this year, a Long Range Planning Committee (LRPC) comprised of 60 community members met multiple times to discuss the current and future needs of the district. The committee determined that new and upgraded facilities, and proactive construction of those facilities, were necessary to accommodate growth in the community, and made a recommendation to the WISD Board of Trustees for the facilities included in the bond referendum. Trustees carefully studied the LRPC’s proposal and called for a bond election to be held in November 2017.
“Our school board is committed to being proactive in addressing growth within Waxahachie ISD,” WISD Board President James Villarreal said. “We are appreciative of the LRPC and their careful study to make Waxahachie ISD an educational destination for students.”
For more information about WISD, please visit www.wisd.org. Click on the “2017 Bond” logo for factual details about the upcoming bond referendum.