MIDLOTHIAN ISD VOTERS APPROVE DISTRICT BOND PACKAGE BY 58.01% TO 41.99% MARGIN
FAST GROWTH DISTRICT TO APPOINT CITIZENS BOND OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE TO MAINTAIN TRANSPARENCY
MIDLOTHIAN, TX – November 8, 2016 – By a margin of 58.01% to 41.99%, the voters of Midlothian ISD (MISD) approved the District’s $268 million bond package referendum. The package will provide new schools to manage growth, renovations to existing schools, up-to-date technology and security, basic maintenance and capital upgrades.
The comprehensive bond package was put together by a volunteer Growth Management Committee (GMC) comprised of parents, grandparents, teachers and business leaders from across the MISD community. Using the MISD Strategic Plan as a guide, the committee conducted a comprehensive review of the current state of the District and evaluated trends in growth patterns.
“First of all we would like to thank the voters of Midlothian ISD for supporting our students and teachers. The outcome of this election is a clear indication of the commitment this community has to our District,” said Dr. Lane Ledbetter, MISD Superintendent. “We would also like to thank the hundreds of community members, parents and educators who played vital roles in these activities that began over a year ago. Starting with the long-term strategic plan followed by the Growth Management Committee and then finally the bond election, this has been an incredible effort on many levels. I know I speak for the Board of Trustees when I say thank you to everyone who served throughout this process.”
The District will now form a citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee (BOC) to oversee the activities associated with the bond implementation. The Board of Trustees will begin working with district administration to prioritize bond projects.
“Now the true work begins,” said Todd Hemphill, President of the MISD School Board. “We will work with the citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee and our administrators to ensure our District gets the most impact possible in accordance with the bond framework. It is an exciting time to be a part of the Midlothian Independent School District. Thanks again to all who have worked so hard to make this happen. The shining star that is MISD is poised to strive for new heights by continuing to create an environment where inspiring excellence is not just a mission statement but a daily reality.”
Professional demographers predict 5,000 new students will call MISD home by 2026 – that’s a 60% increase. With the projected population and construction growth in MISD, no increase in the district’s property tax rate will be necessary to finance the bond package.
The vision of MISD is inspiring excellence today to change the world tomorrow. For more information about the 2016 bond package, visit www.midlothianisdbond.com or contact us at email@example.com or 972.775.8296.