The Royse City Independent School District’s $230 million bond passed Saturday.
As of 8:50 p.m. Saturday, with 100% of the precincts in Rockwall County reporting, the election results for the bond were as follows:
Royse City ISD Proposition A won 75.25% of the vote, with 973 votes in favor out of 1,293 votes
Royse City ISD 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.
With Royse City ISD serving 4,300 students in 2012 and nearly 7,000 now, the district has seen robust growth. For this reason, the 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.