Every School in the District Will Benefit from the Comprehensive Bond Package
By a margin of 65% – 35%, yesterday voters approved the $256,820,000 Rockwall ISD bond referendum. The bond package was developed by a facilities committee comprised of parents, grandparents, teachers and business leaders from across the school district.
For more information about the capital and maintenance projects included in the bond package, as well as the College and Career Academy, please visit www.RockwallISDBonds.com.
“The voters sent a clear message yesterday – they support our students and teachers and understand the positive impact schools of excellence can have on a community,” said Jeff Bailey, Rockwall ISD Superintendent. “This bond package will allow us to help every student with new and renovated schools, basic maintenance and capital upgrades, technology and security updates, new buses and sports fields, and a College and Career Academy.”
“Rockwall ISD has grown by 2,500 students since 2007 and is expected to grow by more than 4,000 students over the next 10 years,” added Linda Duran, Rockwall ISD School Board President. “With the approval of the bond referendum, we are able to meet the demands of this growth while maintaining the highest academic standards.”
With the passage of the constitutional amendment providing for a larger homestead exemption, the tax impact of the Rockwall ISD bond package will be less than $10 per month on a $250,000 home, an increase that will be phased in over a 4 year period. Citizens 65 years of age and over will see no increase above their capped level.
The mission of Rockwall ISD, a diverse and unified community embracing endless learning possibilities, is to inspire and develop the unique abilities of our children to become passionate learners, extraordinary citizens and authentic leaders of the 21st century by cultivating an engaging learning environment based on high standards and expectations in a culture of kindness and compassion. In recent years, Rockwall ISD has earned numerous awards for transparency and financial management.