Alvarado ISD voters approve $125 million bond

Alvarado ISD voters approve $125 million bond
Posted on 05/07/2022
Alvarado ISD voters approve $125 million bond

Local voters overwhelmingly approved both propositions of a $125 million school bond Saturday, which will fund a new elementary school, renovations at two other elementary schools, a new gym and new baseball/softball fields.

Prop A passed with 73.4% of the vote and Prop B passed with 64.7% of the vote.

AISD Superintendent Dr. Kenneth Estes was very pleased with the outcome and credited the success of the bond campaign to the school board, facility steering committee, administrators, educators, parents and other community members who participated in getting the word out about the election.
“We are thankful for our community’s support of this first step in the long-term vision the Facility Steering Committee has for Alvarado ISD,” Estes said. “It is an exciting time to be an Alvarado Indian, and what happened tonight will benefit not only our current students but Alvarado scholars for generations to come.”
Estes said once the votes are canvassed, Southwest Securities will be in charge of selling the bonds, and then the wheels will begin to move for projects mentioned in the bond.
Once a new elementary campus is built, along with additions to Lillian Elementary School and renovations to what is now Alvarado Intermediate School, the district will have met its vision of three PreK-5th grade elementary schools, a 6-8 junior high and a 9-12 high school.
“We are excited about what this grade realignment will mean for our scholars,” Estes said. “Cutting down on the number of transitions between schools has proven to help scholar success and we want to give our scholars every opportunity to be successful.”
The new gym and baseball/softball fields will be a great asset to the district as it expects to see major growth over the next several years.
“Having a second competition gym is something we have needed for a very long time. It will be a game-changer as far as opening up more time for teams to practice at the same time and also being able to host both boys' and girls' games on the same night,” Estes said. “The baseball and softball programs have long needed new fields. My hope is we will never again host our senior nights on someone else’s fields due to rain.”

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