ROYSE CITY ISD REFERENDUM PLANNING PROCESS.
A COMMUNITY-DRIVEN EFFORT
FOR THE FUTURE OF OUR SCHOOLS.
Within the boundaries of our district – reaching out almost 80 square miles – many new residential developments are either under way or in the planning stages. As a result, Royse City ISD is experiencing a growth spurt like we have never experienced before.
Over the past 5 years Royse City ISD has grown by more than 700 new students, with another 4,300 students expected to enroll over the next decade. That’s nearly double our current student enrollment.
To manage this fast growth – and to provide basic upgrades to our existing facilities – a bond steering committee was commissioned to help us plan for the future. Their directive was simple: develop a comprehensive bond package that helps provide our teachers, students and parents the tools and facilities they need.
The 31-member steering committee comprised of parents, grandparents, educators, business leaders and taxpayers, collaborated to analyze the needs of our district. They looked at current facilities, reviewed demographic needs, and considered ways to improve the safety and security of our students and teachers. And every meeting was open to the public so everyone in our community had the opportunity to provide input.
Through their efforts, including campus tours and extensive research, the bond steering committee came to a decision on recommending a basic, no-frills $60 million bond package. Click HERE for more information.
The Royse City ISD Board of Trustee unanimously approved the recommendation of the bond steering committee on February 5, 2018. Voters will be asked to approve or reject the bond funding in a referendum election on Saturday, May 5, 2018.