Royse City ISD

The Royse City Independent School District will soon be able to begin work on several building and expansion projects, thanks to voters who approved of the $230 million bond Saturday.

"We are so thankful for the Royse City ISD taxpayers and voters for supporting these projects to help us address rapid student enrollment growth," Royse City ISD Superintendent Keving Worthy said. "The new schools, school expansions and other projects will help us best serve the 7,000 current students and many more to come."

The election results for the bond were as follows:

• Proposition A won 75.25% of the vote, with 973 votes in favor out of 1,293 votes.

• Proposition B won 67.75% of the vote, with 876 votes in favor out of 1,293 votes.

Proposition A included multiple construction projects, including new schools, expansions and improvements to existing campuses, acquisition of land for future schools. The following projects were included in Proposition A:

• A new campus for Cherry Elementary School

• Converting existing Cherry Elementary into an early childhood center (pre-school)

• Expansions to Herndon and Vernon Elementary

• Building two completely new elementary schools, which would bring RCISD’s total number of elementary schools from six to eight

• Improvements to Davis and Fort Elementary

• Expansion to Baley Middle School

• Expansion of Royse City High School’s facilities for career and technical education

• Land purchases for future sites

• Building an agriculture project center

• Building an event center

• Technology and security infrastructure upgrades

• Expanded bus parking

Meanwhile, Proposition B called for the proposed expansion of Royse City ISD Stadium and improvements to the baseball and softball complex at the high school.

"We are so thankful for the Royse City ISD taxpayers and voters for supporting these projects to help us address rapid student enrollment growth," Royse City ISD Superintendent Keving Worthy said. "The new schools, school expansions and other projects will help us best serve the 7,000 current students and many more to come.

"The Royse City ISD community is a huge factor in what makes our schools attractive to new families," Worthy said. "It is a blessing to live in this community and serve the Bulldog Family."

Due to the robust growth that Worthy mentioned, Royse City ISD is expecting the bond to be able to be paid back through increases in property values and the number of properties, and that a tax rate increase will not be needed.

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