The Royse City ISD bond proposal was overwhelmingly approved by voters with 79.20% in favor of the $60 million plan to address rapid student enrollment growth. The district’s tax rate will not go up as a result of this approval, rather, the projects will be funded by growth in property values in the district boundaries.
“We are excited that this community-developed bond proposal was so well received in our communities and we can’t wait to see how it will impact our children. With thousands of new students projected to join us in the coming years, we know that the projects in this plan will best prepare us to meet those needs. On behalf of our school board, we cannot say thank you enough to the community, the Bond Steering Committee and the many countless volunteers who supported this measure,” said Superintendent Kevin Worthy.
The 2018 Bond Package includes:
- A new 1,000 student middle school in Fate for grades 6-8
- Upgrades and renovations to Royse City Middle School
- A band hall expansion for fine arts at Royse City High School
- Upgrades and renovations to Ruth Cherry Middle School, Anita Scott Elementary and Davis Elementary
The district will begin the process of selling the bonds and designing the middle school which is slated for opening in August of 2020. A schedule will be developed for each project that will least impact campuses during the school year.