Bond Proposal Passes
Registered voters in Lake Dallas Independent School District approved a $105 million bond referendum on May 4, 2019. The school district drew a majority vote from the community, with the uncanvassed count at 554 votes cast FOR and 265 votes cast AGAINST the referendum. The approval rating for the bond referendum was 67.64 percent.
"The citizens of Lake Dallas ISD have committed to continued strong support of their local public schools with the passage of the 2019 bond,” said Dr. Gayle Stinson, superintendent of schools. “We have tremendous respect and admiration for the long-range facilities committee, district staff, and Board of Trustees that spent several months reviewing, assessing, deliberating and ultimately deciding on the needs for more than 4,000 students and 600 employees. Creating the best educational environment for students and staff, building relationships and caring for our community are priorities for us. This approval will impact all LDISD students for many years to come."
A 61-member long-range planning committee met regularly in the fall of 2018 to evaluate and assess current and future needs of LDISD, while developing a recommendation that:
- considered the educational needs of students;
- provided a solution for the facility needs;
- reflected community values and perceptions of needs; and
- remained fiscally sound.
The committee presented its recommendation for a $105 million bond package to the Board of Trustees in December and the Board unanimously called for a bond election during a regularly scheduled meeting on January 18, 2019.
The board will be reviewing the work of the committee to determine next steps in the upcoming board meetings.