GCISD voters approve bond package with all precincts reporting

Three commissioners were voted in to serve four years on Emergency Services District 11 in Spring.

Three commissioners were voted in to serve four years on Emergency Services District 11 in Spring.

Updated 9:11 p.m. May 7

Voters in Grapevine and Colleyville approved Grapevine-Colleyville ISD's $249 million bond package—the largest bond proposal in district history.

According to final voting results in the May 7 election, 54.15 percent of voters supported the bond with 45.85 percent of voters in opposition.

Results are unofficial until canvassed.

"All of us in GCISD, especially our students and staff, thank voters, community members and our most loyal supporters for recognizing the importance of the items outlined in the bond," said GCISD Superintendent Robin Ryan. "LEAD 2021, our strategic plan, calls us to to transform the education experience in GCISD so that we are better preparing students for the world that awaits them now and in the future and this bond package will help continue provide opportunities for students."

Posted 7:11 p.m. May 7

Superintendent Robin Ryan said with more than 1,300 proposed projects in the package, the bond would affect every campus and department in GCISD, from transportation to nutrition.

Ryan said the bond funds are needed because funding for repairs and upgrades for aging facilities is difficult to come by because GCISD is a Chapter 41—or “Robin Hood”—district, meaning millions from its operating budget are recaptured by the state each year for redistribution to Texas school districts with smaller tax bases.

If approved, GCISD residents’ tax rate would increase by no more than 12.81 cents for a total of $1.45 per $100 valuation.

All results are unofficial until canvassed.

By Sherelle Black
Sherelle joined Community Impact Newspaper in July 2014 as a reporter for the Grapevine/Colleyville/Southlake edition. She was promoted in 2015 to editor of the GCS edition. In August 2017, Sherelle became the editor of the Lewisville/Flower Mound/Highland Village edition. Sherelle covers transportation, economic development, education and features.