Bond 2018 Approved
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.
WHAT’S IN THE BOND 2018 REFERENDUM?
- Bobby Summers Middle School Construction (Opening August 2020) Video Preview
- A band hall expansion at Royse City High School (Complete Summer 2019)
- Renovations and upgrades to Baley Middle School (Underway)
- Renovations and upgrades to Ruth Cherry Intermediate (Underway)
- Capital improvements and renovations to Davis Elementary (Completed August 2018)
- Capital improvements and renovations to Anita Scott Elementary (Summer 2020)
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.