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    GENERAL QUESTIONS

    When will the 2020 bond election be held? 
    Election day is Saturday, May 2, 2020. Early voting is April 20-28 at the North Montgomery County Community Center located at 600 Gerald Street.

    When was the last Willis ISD Bond? 
    Willis ISD voters in November 2015 approved a $109.5 million bond proposition with a 60.8 percent passing rate and no tax increase. The bond included land acquisition, elementary #6, renovations to Willis High School, new field turf at Yates Stadium, an expansion at Brabham Middle School, driveway improvements at four campuses, a new agricultural science center, a new performing arts center and a new career & technology education center. These projects were completed on time and on budget.

    BOND PROJECTS

    What projects are included in the 2020 bond election?
    The 2020 bond election contains one propositions. The full bond is $100,150,000 and outlined below. More project details are available on the PowerPoint linked on the Bond 2020 background page. 

    PROPOSITION A - $100,150,000
    District Wide Facility Updates, Elementary Gym Additions, Lynn Lucas Middle School Expansion, New Pre-K Center 

    *Originally, this bond included a Prop B and C for an Athletic Stadium/Complex, Community Room, and an Aquatic Center (natatorium). However, the board voted in August 2020 to remove prop B and C due to the economic climate at that time. Read more in Courier article linked HERE

    When would the 2020 bond projects be implemented or completed?
    There would be a multiphased approach to starting the projects. Some construction could start in fall 2020. Projects will be bid and organized if the bond is approved.

    Who decides what projects to include in the bond? 
    A Long Term Planning Committee was convened in August 2019, comprised of parents, school board members, teachers, administrators, and other community members who either reside in the school district's boundaries or who have children enrolled. A survey requesting committee membership was posted to the district website and social media August 1-19, 2019. Applicants were placed on a spreadsheet and an equal number per campus was chosen to represent the campus in the meetings.

    FINANCE/TAX IMPLICATIONS

    How will the 2020 bond election impact my taxes?
    The passage of the 2020 Willis ISD bond proposal is not expected to raise the property tax rate due to area growth. However, the maximum amount taxes could go up is 0.010 cents.

    How is it possible to have bonds not raise taxes? 
    There are three primary reasons that the district can complete a $100.5 M bond and not raise taxes. They are 1) local property value growth, 2) WISD's management of existing debt, and 3) prevailing low interest rates.

    VOTING

    Who is eligible to vote in the 2020 bond election?
    Anyone registered to vote within the Willis ISD boundaries is eligible to vote in the 2020 bond election. If you reside within WISD and are registered to vote at that address, you are eligible to vote in the bond election. You DO NOT have to live within the City of Willis to be eligible to vote.

    When will the 2020 bond election be held? 
    Election day is Saturday, May 2, 2020. Early voting is April 20-28 at the North Montgomery County Community Center located at 600 Gerald Street.

    How can I determine if I am registered to vote?
    For all election related information, visit the Montgomery County Elections page at https://elections.mctx.org/