Why is WSISD proposing a bond election to voters?
What is included in the 2022 Bond Election?
Who can vote in this election?
How will be the bond package impact my taxes?
The Interest and Sinking (I&S) Tax Rate funds debt payments of the district, including construction for new facilities. The $115 million bond package would increase the I&S tax rate from .48 to .50 per $100 valuation.
Why does the bond package not include a new school?
How have my taxes been impacted by WSISD over the past 10 years?
WSISD maintained a Maintenance & Operations (M&O) Tax Rate of $1.04 for 10 years (2010-2019). The district reduced the M&O to .96 in 2020.
Residents may have seen an increase in their property taxes as a result of appraised value increases by the Tarrant Appraisal District.
What are the benefits of the proposed Grade Level Instructional Alignment?
The proposed grade level realignment will strengthen the kindergarten through fifth grade curriculum alignment and create a stronger foundation for students as they transition to the middle school starting in sixth grade.
The proposed instructional alignment would allow elementary age students to only transition to a new school one time. Currently, students change schools from elementary to intermediate and from intermediate to middle school. This would result in one transition—from elementary to the Sixth Grade Center.
A focused Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten Early Childhood Academy at West Elementary will enhance the early literacy and math skills of our pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students. Blue Haze, Liberty and North Elementaries would now serve students in grades 1 through 5.
Fine Arts Academy
The Fine Arts Academy will become a 1st through 5th grade campus at the current Tannahill Intermediate site, enabling the school to serve additional students, become a neighborhood school, and provide additional facilities that are conducive to implementing the fine arts at the elementary level.
Sixth Grade Center
The bond includes construction of a two-story 6th Grade Center addition at the Brewer Middle School campus. The 6th Grade Center would serve as the bridge from elementary to middle school and provide additional Fine Arts, Pre-Athletic and Career and Technical Education opportunities for our sixth graders as a result of shared staffing at the middle school level.
This increased exposure at a younger age will enable sixth graders to explore their interests and better prepare students to compete and excel at the middle school and high school levels.
When would the grade level realignment take place?
Will WSISD redraw the boundary lines when construction is completed?