On Saturday, May 5, 2018, the Royse City ISD community approved a $60 million bond proposal with 79.20% of voters in favor. The referendum was designed by a committee of citizens to meet the rapid student enrollment growth within Royse City ISD.

 

Work will begin immediately to design and schedule all of the bond projects all while working to keep the residents of Royse City ISD informed of the exciting progress. 

 

WHAT’S IN THE BOND 2018 REFERENDUM?

  • A new 1,000 student middle school in Fate, Texas across from Fate City Hall (Opening August 2020)
  • A band hall expansion at Royse City High School
  • Renovations and upgrades to Royse City Middle School
  • Renovations and upgrades to Ruth Cherry Intermediate
  • Capital improvements and renovations to Davis Elementary (In Progress)
  • Capital improvements and renovations to Anita Scott Elementary

The $60 million total will be funded though property value growth within Royse City ISD and will not cause any tax rate increases for property owners. The land for the new middle school in Fate is already owned by Royse City ISD.

 

The new middle school is slated to open in August of 2020 to serve students in grades 6-8. At that time, the district’s grade configuration will shift to a Pre-K to 5th grade elementary model, 6-8th grade middle school model and remain with one 9-12th grade high school. This transition will allow the district’s two current intermediate campuses (Herndon & Cherry) to become elementary schools in 2020.

 

Royse City ISD’s student enrollment is projected to grow by 5% or greater each year for the next 10 years. The latest forecast from Templeton Demographics show that the district will surpass 10,000 students by 2027-2028. This combined with campus enrollments and capacities shows that a new middle school and the transition to 6 elementary schools will address the growth.

 

RCISD Master Facility Plan

 

Click here to visit the Master Facility Plan webpage and to access the plan in its entirety. 

Committee Members

These community members represent all parts of Royse City ISD. They are parents, grandparents, staff members, community members and business owners. The group met throughout January and presented the Bond 2018 package to the school board as a recommendation to meet the projected student enrollment growth. 

Bill Forbus Martha Edwards
Brad Sherman Ashlee Burke 
Carl Alsabrook Bobby Gladu 
Glenn Austin Richard Caldwell
Victor Cadungog, Jr Kim Crumrine 
Christopher Everson Brooke Woods
Dawn Jordan Kari Hollifield 
Richard Pense Jodi Goodman 
JJ Hughes Amber Romney 
Robert Kruger Lance Brawner 
Kendra Walker Todd Wharton 
Joe Burger Lesley Turner 
Sheri Hanson Danielle Harper 
Maria O’Connor Nereida D. Bond 
Jim Gardella Heather Hill 
Frank Trette  

 

Meetings & Documents

All Bond Steering Committees are open to the public and will be held in the Royse City ISD Administration Building located at 810 Old Greenville Road.

Bond Steering Committee Meeting #1 Thursday, January 11, 2018 @ 6:30 p.m. RCISD Bond Planning Presentation
Bond Steering Committee Meeting #2 Thursday, January 18, 2018 @ 6:30 p.m. RCISD Steering Meeting 2
Bond Steering Committee Meeting #3 Cancelled N/A
Royse City ISD Board Workshop to hear the Bond Steering Committee Proposal Monday, February 5, 2018 @ 5:30 p.m.  Board Workshop Presentation
 Royse City ISD Regular Board Meeting Monday, February 12, 2018 @ 7:00 p.m. N/A
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2018 Bond Referendum

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