Election day

Voters will head to the polls Saturday to decide the fate of $230 million in bonds for improvements to the Royse City Independent School District.

Voters will head to the polls Saturday to decide the fate of $230 million in bonds for improvements to the Royse City Independent School District.

Voters will also be making their choices for multiple municipal elections across Rockwall County.

Polls will be open between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday. Lists of polling locations and the contested races on the election ballots is included in today’s edition of the Herald-Banner.

• The Royse City ISD has proposed the bond referendum

to address current and future student growth in the district. Proposition A would include a replacement for Cherry Elementary in the Veranda Estates; renovations for an Early Childhood Center which would be at the existing Cherry Elementary; the creation of a seventh and eighth elementary school campuses; an expansion of Royse City High School focusing on career and technical education; expansions of Herndon, Miss May Vernon elementaries and Ouida Baley Middle School; upgrades of Davis and Fort elementaries; land purchases for future school sites; an agriculture project center, a Royse City ISD Event Center; technology, infrastructure and security upgrades; and expanded bus parking.

Proposition B calls for an expansion of the Royse City ISD stadium and parking and also an expansion of the baseball and softball stadium and entrance.
The district believes the $230 million total would be able to be funded through property value growth within the Royse City ISD and with no increase in the property tax rate.

• The cities of Fate and Rowlett also have bond propositions on their ballots, and the city of Rowlett is holding a Charter amendment election and is asking voters if they would be in favor of extending the term limits for  the mayor and city council members and whether to change the amount they are paid to hold the positions.

• Voters will also be choosing who will be serving on city councils, school boards and the boards of two special utility districts in Rockwall County.

Additional information on the elections is available at the website for the Rockwall County Elections Department at www.rockwallvotes.com

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