TEMPLE, Texas — Temple Independent School District voters have given their support to the district’s Bond 2022 project Saturday (May 7th). Voters approved the $164.8 million dollar proposal
Final results showed more than 4,300 Temple ISD voters casting ballots in the election. The Bond 2022 proposal passed with more than 55 percent of the vote in favor of the proposition as Temple ISD passed its first bond package since 2015.
“Passing a bond is the intersection between the community’s expectations and the needs of a school district. From the very beginning our goal has been to engage our community in a bond process that was transparent, inclusive and collaborative. In the spirit of this standard, TISD further met with ‘Yes’ and ‘No’ voters after the November election. We made every modification requested through these community engagement sessions. This approved package highlights the value of community input from all perspectives. Every person matters – it all matters.” said Dr. Bobby Ott, superintendent of Temple schools.
The projects included in the bond package address four main areas of need: keep up with growth, increase safety & security, address aging facilities, and expand student programs. The most significant project is the construction of a new elementary school (Fine Arts Academy) in the southeast quadrant of the district where the City of Temple is experiencing rapid growth.
“The board would like to express our heart-felt thanks to the community for your vote of confidence in the 2022 Bond project,” said Dan Posey, president of the Temple ISD board of trustees. “We will continue to work diligently to ensure that all projects are delivered in a way that continues to raise expectations for our students, families, staff and community.”