Updated Nov. 9, 8:02 a.m.
Magnolia ISD's $232 million bond partially passed during the Nov. 8 election. Proposition A passed at 13,533 voters supporting, totaling 51.81%. Proposition B failed at 15,747 voters opposing the proposition, totaling 60.36%.
"Proposition B would have allowed us to standardize our baseball and softball fields to compete with surrounding districts. While we are disappointed, we remain committed to providing our students and staff with quality facilities and programs. Thank you to the members of the bond committee and the board of trustees and district staff who assisted us in the facilities planning process. The success of the bond election was due to your support and dedication to Magnolia ISD. The district continues to be a good steward of taxpayer dollars, and the MISD tax rate will remain at $1.1472, the lowest rate in 20 years. Thank you to the voters who have entrusted us, and MISD will continue to do so through our financial transparency," said Denise Meyer, the district's executive director of communications and public relations, said in a Nov. 9 email.
Updated Nov. 8, 11:24 p.m.
Proposition A has grown to 11,379 votes in support of the passing, with 10,542 voting against. This is 51.91% of ballots being in favor of the proposition.
Proposition B continues to be voted down with 13,123 votes against the proposition and 8,758 voting for the passing. This totals 59.97% being against the proposition.
Posted Nov. 8, 8:47 p.m.
Early voting results show the majority of voters support the passing of Proposition A in Magnolia ISD's $232 million bond but not Proposition B.
According to unofficial early voting results, 9,646 early and absentee ballots were cast in favor of Proposition A, or 51.53%, with 9,075 early and absentee ballots cast against.
However, early and absentee voting shows voter opposition to Proposition B with 11,278 ballots cast against the proposition, or 60.37%, and 7,404 supporting it.
On Aug. 8, the MISD board of trustees called a $232 million bond. According to previous reporting, Proposition A includes a ninth elementary school costing $41 million, a third middle school costing $66 million and a third junior high costing $85 million as well as $10 million toward land for future schools and $2 million towards safety and security. Proposition B includes a single item totaling $4 million to add turf to the baseball and softball areas at both high schools.
All results are unofficial until canvassed. Visit communityimpact.com/voter-