Bond 2016 Passes, Trustee Seats Filled in May 7 Election 5/7/16
Richardson ISD's $437 million bond was approved by voters, with 66.98% of those casting ballots in support. The measure will provide new classrooms to accommodate growth, replace or repair aging infrastructure, upgrade classroom technology in every RISD school, and provide equipment to offer more course options to prepare students for college and careers.
"This is a landmark day in Richardson ISD with the passage of the largest bond in our history," said Kim Caston, President of the Board of Trustees. "Today, our community voted to invest in RISD. The passing of Bond 2016 provides our District with the facilities, library enhancements, tools, and technology to prepare our students to compete and be successful in the classroom, on the stage and the field. On behalf of the Board of Trustees, our sincere appreciation to our RISD leadership team, RISD staff, the RISD Community Bond Advisory Group, our RISD parents, students, and community for their input, and all those who worked so hard to help pass this bond. We will continue to work with you to make RISD a 'Destination District.'"
Dr. Stone also thanked the numerous stakeholders who supported the measure, noting that the true winners in this election are Richardson ISD's students and teachers.
"I would like to sincerely thank our parents and community for supporting students, staff and public education in RISD," said Acting Superintendent Dr. Jeannie Stone. "We understand the value and importance of our community's support, and on behalf of our more than 43,000 students and employees, thank you!"
Three Board of Trustee seats also were voted on in Saturday's election:
- Kris Oliver retained his office in Place 3, defeating George Clayton.
- Katie Patterson ran unopposed for Place 4, which was vacated by Lanet Greenhaw following 18 years of service.
- Eron Linn retained his seat in Place 5, after drawing no opponents.
Election results are unofficial until canvassed.