On Monday, February 12, 2018, the Royse City ISD School Board unanimously approved a May 2018 Bond Referendum to address current and future student enrollment growth. This vote comes one week after the Bond Steering Committee presented its recommended projects. This $60 million project was designed to meet rapid growth in Royse City ISD. A bond election will be held on May 5, 2018 for all residents of Royse City ISD.
WHAT’S IN THE BOND 2018 REFERENDUM?
- A new 1,000 student middle school in Fate, Texas across from Fate City Hall
- 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
- 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.
If approved this May, the new middle school would be slated to open in August of 2020 to serve students in grades 6-8. At that time, the district’s grade configuration would 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.
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|
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|