May 7, 2022
Official ResultsThank you to the Willis community for your support during this election cycle. Proposition A passed at 56.27%. Prop B and C did not pass.Prop A - passed56.27% for and 43.73% against2,173 / 1,689Prop B - did not pass49% for and 51% against1,892 / 1,969Prop C - did not pass49.84% for and 50.16% against1,922 / 1,934
WILLIS ISD TRUSTEES CALL FOR $225M BOND REFERENDUM IN A MAY VOTE
Feb. 9, 2022 (Willis, TEXAS) - At the regular school board meeting Wednesday, Feb. 9, Willis ISD trustees unanimously called for a bond package to be presented to voters in May 2022. The bond is comprised of three propositions totaling $225,000,000. The bond carries a potential $0.05 tax rate increase if all three propositions are passed by voters.
Proposition A includes elementary school #7, middle school #3, a fine arts addition at Lynn Lucas Middle School, upgrades to the WHS baseball and softball fields, playground equipment upgrades at every elementary school (except newly opened Lagway Elementary) and future land purchases. Proposition A totals $143,045,000 and amounts to a 3.17 cent tax rate increase.
Proposition B is for a new football stadium and community room, to be built at a neutral site, totaling $62,565,000. Prop B would be a 1.39 cent tax rate increase.
Proposition C would add a natatorium (aquatic center) next to the stadium that would provide pool use for student swimmers and divers, as well as community members for exercise and swim lessons. The comprehensive natatorium would cost $19,390,000 and carry a 0.43 cent tax rate increase.
“As a board, we are proud to present this bond to our community,” said Cliff Williams, Board President. “We feel it touches all of our students in some form or fashion, immediately and into the future. Our board has made strong decisions over the last ten years that have allowed us to progress to where we are now. Our community and our schools are attracting new families to Willis. We as an educational entity have to be prepared with schools and facilities, as well as the land they sit on, because the growth is coming. The steps we take today to improve our district will shape our community leaders of tomorrow.”
Election day is May 7, 2022.
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