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.
Career & Technology Education Center
The CTE Center opened to students fall 2018. The CTE is a state-of-the-art facility providing students with unparalleled career preparation in healthcare, technology, engineering, agriculture, cosmetology, automotive and culinary arts, among others.
Agricultural Science Center
The new agricultural facility located at Willis High School has allowed the program to grow considerably by providing a space for students to house animals on site and have access to animals for further study and treatment. The arena has also been a great addition for practice runs and local shows.
Performing Arts Center
Fine arts in Willis ISD were elevated to the next level with this facility, which features 1,100 seats, a fly-loft for stage curtains, a control booth and a balcony.
Driveway improvements expanded and improved Parent Pickup/Drop-off lanes at Meador, Turner and Cannan Elementary. These improvements provide additional stacking space for cars within the school grounds to alleviate the issue of cars being stacked on major roadways.
Land for elementary six is located in the district's fast-growth southwest corner and is located at the end of Longmire on Pine Valley Road between League Line and 3083. Construction will begin in 2020 and the school will open fall 2021.
Brabham Middle School Expansion
Classroom and other additions increased the capacity of the campus by 250 students. Also added were a track and tennis court to eliminate student bussing to Lynn Lucas MS.