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Bond 2016: Early Voting April 25 - May 3 - Learn More
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Bond 2016 - Early Voting Opens Today 4/25/16
Bond 2016 Early voting has begun in RISD's 2016 bond and Board of Trustee elections. RISD residents can vote through May 3 at early voting locations throughout Dallas County.

See early voting locations.

In addition, mobile voting locations are available at ten RISD schools on specific days over the next two weeks.

See mobile voting schedule at RISD schools.

Election Day is Saturday, May 7. Residents can vote at these Election Day locations across RISD.

To learn more about Richardson ISD's proposed Bond 2016, please visit the bond information website.


Dr. Waggoner Announces Leave of Absence 4/15/16
RISD Superintendent Dr. Kay Waggoner is taking a leave of absence from the district to support family members facing significant health issues.

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Evans Named Pearce Principal 4/5/16
Mike Evans Mr. Michael Evans has been named the new principal of Pearce High School. Mr. Evans is coming to Pearce from Wylie ISD, where he has most recently served as principal of Burnett Junior High.

"Mike Evans is an outstanding educator and a great fit with the principal profile developed by Pearce parents and staff," said RISD Deputy Superintendent Dr. Jeannie Stone. "I ask our Pearce community to please join me in welcoming him to RISD and Pearce High School."

Mr. Evans has 23 years of experience working with students at all levels of public education, beginning as a teacher and also serving as a high school assistant principal and elementary principal. He holds a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Texas A&M and a master's degree in Educational Administration from the University of Texas at Austin.

He will begin transitioning into his new duties immediately and be at Pearce High School full time by late May.


Trustees Call Bond Election For May 7 2/16/16
Bond 2016 At their February 15 meeting, RISD trustees voted unanimously to call a $437.1 million bond election for May 7.

"Families are continuing to choose our community to educate their children," said Superintendent Dr. Kay Waggoner. "From the beginning of our bond planning process a year ago, we have been focused on what we believe is best for our students, and I am very comfortable that this bond package reflects that focus."

"Tonight we are asking the RISD community to continue their investment in our students to provide the tools, technology and facilities they need in order to help prepare them to be successful in their global world," said Board President Kim Caston.

The single proposition bond package is broken down into three main categories:

  • Maintenance of existing infrastructure, technology and equipment - $215.71 million
  • Construction, capacity and renovation - $107.27 million
  • Enrichments - $114.1 million

If approved by voters, the bond package would increase the debt service tax rate by an amount not to exceed 8 cents, which equates to a property tax increase of approximately $138.95 a year ($11.58 a month) for an average residential home in RISD valued at $220,758.

Because it is among the few districts to still offer taxpayers a local optional homestead exemption, RISD currently has the third lowest tax levy among the 28 school districts in Dallas and Collin counties for residential homeowners. If the bond package were approved, RISD's tax levy would remain the third lowest for residential homeowners.

RISD will hold community informational meetings in each high school feeder pattern in March & April.

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  General Calendar  
  • April
  • May
April 4
Regular Board Meeting
April 6
Bond 2016 Meeting
Richardson HS Black Box - 6:30 p.m.
April 7
Last Day to Register to Vote
in May 7 Election
April 7
Six Weeks Ends
April 13
Bond 2016 Meeting
Lake Highlands HS - 6:30 p.m.
April 18
Board Study Session
April 21
Bond 2016 Meeting
Yale Elementary - 6:30 p.m.
April 25
Early Voting Begins
April 27
Board Study Session
April 29
Student & Staff Holiday
Snow Make-Up Day if Needed
Visit the Academic Calendar Page
May 2
Regular Board Meeting
May 3
Last Day for Early Voting - Learn More
May 7
Election Day - Learn More
May 16
Board Study Session
May 30
Memorial Day Holiday
May 31
Exams Week, no evening events
Visit the Academic Calendar Page
Summer Reading
School Times
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